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Hummer & Downy Lobelia

Posted by ctnchpr (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 9, 09 at 19:42

Lobelia puberula, a native perennial - not as flashy as its cousin, cardinalis, but the hummers love it just as much. They fight over it!!



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RE: Hummer & Downy Lobelia

Beautiful flower. May I ask where you live? Does this lobelia want damp conditions and some shade?

RE: Hummer & Downy Lobelia

Tom - I live in TN. They will grow in shade, but get taller with more blooms if given several hours of midday sun. They like rich, well-drained soil, with dry to moderately moist conditions, not damp like cardinalis.

This is a better look at the individual flowers...


RE: Hummer & Downy Lobelia

Very nice photos. Thanks or sharing!


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