Annuals forum: Red Cascade Lobelia

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 18, 2013 8:10 AM CST
Has anyone grown these? Are they really red or more carmine or fuchsia colour? I bought some seed last year and plan to sow them soon.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 18, 2013 10:20 AM CST
They are on the pink side of red to my way of thinking.
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 18, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Thank Caroline! The Stokes Seed Package says Bright Red, but I have never seen bright red trailing lobelia
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jan 20, 2013 2:18 PM CST
I'll be curious to hear how they come out! Bright red cascading lobelia would be nice to have!
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 20, 2013 2:25 PM CST
I just sowed them today. Package say sow Jan 25 for May flowers
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jan 20, 2013 3:46 PM CST
Hmmm, I looked at some of the photos online with a google search and they look more of a bright fuchsia than red....but still very pretty! I wonder how much the planting location affects the color.
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jan 25, 2013 6:02 PM CST
How about Lobelia cardinalis / Cardinal Flower?

... oh, "trailing". Nope L. cardinalis has stand-up bloom spikes.
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 25, 2013 6:41 PM CST
Yes that is a pretty red, more red than the picture shows. I grew the Cardinal (perennial) last year from seed. Not trailing. If we have a mild winter, it may come back next year
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 26, 2013 6:13 AM CST
I love my L. Cardinalis. It's one of my favorite plants. Our summers are so hot, it does much better for me in part sun than full sun. The oldest clump is right in front of my front porch, where it draws the hummingbirds right up close. They can't resist that plant, even with annoying human types so nearby.

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