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Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is a rhizomatrous, herbaceous perennial. It is native to North, Central, and South America.

It is also known as Mexican Lobelia, Mexican Cardinal Flower, Loose Flower Lobelia, Drooping Lobelia, in Spanish it is called Aretitos, Acaxóchitl, and Chilpanxóchitl. Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is a perennial shrub and can grow to 1.5m or 5ft.

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia
Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia in Los Angeles, CA

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia has narrow, lance-shaped, and toothed dark green leaves. It flowers in spring and summer. The flower which is tubular with leaf-like bracts is red with yellow inside and appears racemes of about 40cm or 16in high.

Propagate by seed also spreads through underground runners. Propagate Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia from semi-ripe cuttings. Deadhead flowers for more flowers. Plant Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia in the sun or partial shade in a moist, fertile, and well-drained soil.

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia
Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia

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