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Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania' (Lobelia 'Tania')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.7m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'

Other names

Lobelia 'Tania'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

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

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Severe discomfort may result if ingested

Flower

Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-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

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Seed cam be sown as early as late winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'

Other names

Lobelia 'Tania'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Severe discomfort may result if ingested


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-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

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Seed cam be sown as early as late winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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