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Swamp Lobelia

Lobelia anceps

Tender herbaceous perennial with continuous-blooming that needs not much attention. It has a long flowering period from mid spring to early autumn giving your garden blue small flowers like little drops. It thrives in wet spots and wetlands - give it amble of water or look for a natural wet spot.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer

Harvesting

Not usually harvested.

Propagation

Seed
Propagate by seed sown at 13-18ºC in late winter.

Special features

Indoor plant
Available in Spring as a young plant, but must be kept indoors until all danger of frost has passed.
Pot plant
Makes a decorative pot plant
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Attracts birds
Hummingbirds.

Geography

Origin
Southern Africa, Western Cape to Kwa-Zulu Natal
Natural climate
Wetlands

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Campanulaceae
Flower colour
Blue and white.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Slugs and snails.

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