Botanical name: Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'
Other names: Lobelia 'Tania'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Sparkling Ruby' is an upright, clump-forming, slightly hairy perennial, often grown as an annual or biennial, with erect, brown stems bearing ovate to oblong, glossy dark-green leaves, purple-flushed when young, and upright, leafy, terminal racemes of 2-lipped, magenta flowers from summer into autumn.
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania' is: Deciduous
Flower: Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn
Foliage: Flushed purple, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Toxicity: Severe discomfort may result if ingested
Specific pests: Slugs
Diseases: May be prone to a virus
Specific diseases: Crown rot
Pruning: Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Seed cam be sown as early as late winter.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania' (Lobelia 'Tania') will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal
Cultivation: Plant in deep, fertile, reliably moist soil in sun or partial shade. Feed every 2 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer until midsummer and a low nitrogen fertilizer for the remainder of the growing season.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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