Colorful lobelias are a wonderful choice for landscaping around ponds and streams — anywhere the soil is consistently moist. The plant produces striking spikes of flowers in all shades of red, pink, blue, and white.
Latin name : Lobelia erinus
Type of Plant : Flower
Sun Exposure : Full sun, Part shade
Soil Type : Loamy, sandy
These plants typically require an area with full sun but will tolerate partial shade. They also prefer moist, rich soil.
Once established, the lobelia plant requires little maintenance. During hot, dry periods, the plant should receive frequent watering, however, especially those in containers. A general-purpose liquid fertilizer can be given once a month or every four to six weeks, if desired.
Also known as pukeweed, doctors once prescribed the plant to induce vomiting.