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Lobelia laxiflora - Mexican Lobelia

Lobelia laxiflora is a hardy free flowering perennial in our area. In the inland valleys Lobelia laxiflora will die back to the ground when the temperatures drop into the low 20°s F. In frost free zones Lobelia laxiflora will almost never stop blooming. The red and yellow flowers are a Hummingbird favorite. The plants will tolerate a low water garden but prefer moist soils. A moist situation can encourage Lobelia laxiflora to become invasive. I generally cut the plants to the ground each winter because this is the easiest way to get rid of all of the old scraggly looking plant material. And Lobelia laxiflora will recover very quickly.

Lobelia laxiflora, Mexican Lobelia

Red and orange flowers of Lobelia laxiflora - Mexican Lobelia. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the genus Lobelia featured on this site:
Lobelia cardinalis * Cardinal Flower
Lobelia excelsa * Devil's Tobacco
Lobelia laxiflora * Mexican Lobelia