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Lobelia flaccida

Wild Lobellia

Used as a pot herb.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: summer

Flowering Colour: blue

Specifications: container plants | evergreen | fast growing | semi shade | townhouse gardens | wetlands

Description

This evergreen groundcover grows about to about 30cm and it is a very fast grower. It an ideal plant for a wetland and should be planted in a semi-shade. The lovely, attractive blue flowers open in summer. It also makes an excellent edging in flowerbeds or can be grown in containers and hanging baskets. Mystically it is used to attract love and stop storms. Named for Masthias de L’Obel (1538-1616) a Flemish botanist, traveller and plant collector. He studied medicine and was physician to William, Prince of Orange. he left the Netherlands to escape the civil war and went to England to be King James’s physician. He wrote describing 1500 plant species.