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Lobelia laxiflora - a little too lax

Posted by chezron 10b (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 24, 12 at 17:49

This plant grows and flops, until all the flowers are resting on the ground. Does anyone know how to deal with this problem? I like the plant; I just want it to stand up and bloom. It is in full sun, so that is not the problem.

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RE: Lobelia laxiflora - a little too lax

  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 9:02

Keep it sheared to 18" or 24" in height, or scale way back on irrigation so it doesn't grow so tall._

RE: Lobelia laxiflora - a little too lax

When I lived in Long Beach, CA, a neighbor had a planting in the sideyard, along the fence where it was ignored -- never watered, never fertilized, never cut back. It did fine.

Even so, the plant's normal habit is lax. It doesn't stand upright. Looks nice clambering over the ground.

RE: Lobelia laxiflora - a little too lax

I guess a ground-hugging plant is alright, except i bought it to feed the hummingbirds. I will probably move it at some point to the back forty, so it can do whatever it wants.

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