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Lobelia 'Compton Pink'

A new introduction in soft pink. Hugely prolific, long-flowering and attractive to bees - it's a modern day variety for cottage garden style planting.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
90cm (36in)
Common name
Hardy Lobelia
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Prefers a moist soil in full sun but will tolerate some shade. Pick a sheltered spot and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. For best effect plant in groups of 3 or more.

Description

We many of us know the garden classic, scarlet Lobelia 'Queen Victoria' which can be difficult to place with its strident flowers. Hence this new introduction in a lovely soft pink.

It is hugely prolific, long flowering and attractive to bees - it's a modern day variety for cottage garden style planting.

Care Tips

Will benefit from a thick mulch in winter to protect the crown. Lift and divide in spring every 2-3 years. Skin and eye irritant - wear gloves when handling. Harmful if eaten.