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Lobelia x gerardii 'Vedrariensis' (Lobelia 'Vedrariensis')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lobelia x gerardii 'Vedrariensis'

Other names

Lobelia 'Vedrariensis'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Vedrariensis' _ 'Vedrariensis' is a tall perennial with dark green, oblong leaves and racemes of bright violet-purple flowers in late summer and autumn.


Lobelia x gerardii 'Vedrariensis' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Flower

Violet, Purple in Summer; Purple, White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Crown rot Crown rot

General care

Pruning

Cut down faded flower spikes in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lobelia x gerardii 'Vedrariensis' (Lobelia 'Vedrariensis') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Bog garden

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, reliably moist soil such as a bog garden in full sun or partial shade. Protect with a dry winter mulch. This plant can be short-lived.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lobelia x gerardii 'Vedrariensis'

Other names

Lobelia 'Vedrariensis'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Vedrariensis' _ 'Vedrariensis' is a tall perennial with dark green, oblong leaves and racemes of bright violet-purple flowers in late summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested


Colour

Flower

Violet, Purple in Summer; Purple, White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Crown rot

General care

Pruning

Cut down faded flower spikes in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lobelia x gerardii 'Vedrariensis' (Lobelia 'Vedrariensis') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Bog garden

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, reliably moist soil such as a bog garden in full sun or partial shade. Protect with a dry winter mulch. This plant can be short-lived.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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