Plant ID forum: lobelia, or what?

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East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
Oct 20, 2017 11:57 AM CST
This plant was labeled as Lobelia. Not sure if it is, has anybody got information about it?
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 20, 2017 12:12 PM CST
Not lobelia...
Looks like torenia.
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Yorkshirelass
Oct 20, 2017 12:15 PM CST
I think it may be Asarina scandens, (creeping snapdragon). If so it's a tender plant which will need protection against frost and low temperatures, usually treated as an annual, but may self seed occasionally.
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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
Oct 20, 2017 12:44 PM CST
That's definitely torenia. I grew it years ago. Can't remember off the top of my head much about it but it was an annual for me. Definitely couldn't take frost. Since you are in TX it may survive the winter for you. I'm also thinking that it isn't that fond of really hot weather or all-day sunshine. I'd think it would prefer some shade in your area. Hope this helps!
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Danita
Oct 20, 2017 12:55 PM CST
I agree with
East Texas (Zone 8b)
LuisaC
Oct 20, 2017 5:33 PM CST
Thank you all, folks. Solved the mistery! It definetely reflects the images you guys posted, Torenia.
Cute, and yes, it will do better in a little bit of shady place, the sun of East Texas is unforgiving!
Thank you!
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