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Lobelia alternative

Posted by veryzer 5a IL (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 9, 10 at 23:13

I planted lobelia in full sun last year and they did very well. However, last year was pretty cloudy and I've heard lobelia don't do well in full afternoon sun. Is this the case? If so, can anyone recommend an alternative groundcover that provides such great season long blooming?

Thanks.


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RE: Lobelia alternative

  • Posted by antm0 Sunset Zone 13 (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 11, 10 at 10:53

depends how hot, i can grow mine until it gets about 90+95 on a constant basis, then i notice some decline, eventualy dies when it gets into the 100's. You might try Phlox subulata, Aurinia, Lobularia sp., and Viola odorata just to name a few :)


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RE: Lobelia alternative

How about anagallis 'wildcat blue' ?


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RE: Lobelia alternative

Maybe Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile)?

Kevin : )


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