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Lobelia Laxiflora

Lobelia Laxiflora is a perennial from the Campanulaceae family of plants. It is native to the Americas. They also call it the Mexican Lobelia, Drooping Lobelia, Sierra Madre Lobelia, Mexican Cardinalflower, Looseflowers Lobelia, Aretitos, acaxóchitl, or chilpan xóchitl.

Lobelia Laxiflora
Lobelia Laxiflora

It can grow to about 1.5m or 5ft. The stems are reddish and grow from underground rhizomes. Lobelia Laxiflora has a spreading habit and can become invasive. The green foliage is fine and can form a dense bush. The flowers are red and have a yellow throat. They are two-lipped and tubular. Lobelia Laxiflora flowers from spring to autumn.

Lobelia Laxiflora
Lobelia Laxiflora

How to grow Lobelia Laxiflora:

Grow Lobelia Laxiflora in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in evenly moist, rich soil. Excessive water can make it spread more, also underground rhizomes should be kept under control if you don’t want it to spread too much. The flowers attract hummingbirds. Though the plant is toxic. It is heat tolerant and drought tolerant, once it is established. Propagate by seed or division.

Lobelia Laxiflora
Lobelia Laxiflora

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