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Lobelia x speciosa 'Pink Elephant' (Lobelia 'Pink Elephant')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lobelia x speciosa 'Pink Elephant'

Other names

Lobelia 'Pink Elephant'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Elephant' _ 'Pink Elephant' is an upright, herbaceous perennial with mid-green, lance-shaped leaves. In late summer, it bears spikes of densly packed, purple-pink, tubular flowers with darker centres.


Lobelia x speciosa 'Pink Elephant' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Severe discomfort may result if ingested

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple-pink, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

May be prone to a virus

Crown rot Crown rot

General care

Propagation

Seed cam be sown as early as late winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Lobelia x speciosa 'Pink Elephant' (Lobelia 'Pink Elephant') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in moist soil in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

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.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Lobelia x speciosa 'Pink Elephant'

Other names

Lobelia 'Pink Elephant'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Elephant' _ 'Pink Elephant' is an upright, herbaceous perennial with mid-green, lance-shaped leaves. In late summer, it bears spikes of densly packed, purple-pink, tubular flowers with darker centres.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Severe discomfort may result if ingested

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple-pink, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

May be prone to a virus

Specific diseases

Crown rot

General care

Propagation

Seed cam be sown as early as late winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lobelia x speciosa 'Pink Elephant' (Lobelia 'Pink Elephant') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in moist soil in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

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.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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