Lobelia
Lobelia longiflora 'Candy Corn'

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lobelia (low-BEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: longiflora (lon-jee-FLO-ruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Candy Corn

Category:

Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

Copperas Cove, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 9, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Purchased one this year , Has not done much of anything . Lots of green growth but no flowers. Hopefully it does something in the fall . I planted it to add to my hummingbird garden . If it does begin to bloom and attract hummers as it is said to I will be purchasing more . Perhaps it takes a couple of seasons before it begins to perform.

Neutral

On Sep 25, 2010, pgilreath from Greenville, SC (Zone 7a) wrote:

We planted this plant in very early spring and now, in late September, it is about 3 feet tall but has not bloomed yet. We are hoping that it will bloom next year? We are in zone 7b.