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Lobelia x speciosa 'Hadspen Purple' (PBR)

Dramatic spikes of purple flowers in late summer, above lance-shaped purple flushed leaves. Loved by bees and butterflies. Needs damp soil in summer so is ideal for bog gardens. Hardy. Up to 60cm.

At a glance

Type
Hardy perennial
Height
30cm to 60cm
Colour
Purple
Spread Rate
Moderate
Flowering
Late Summer
Soil Type
Moist, Normal
Aspect
Part-shade, Sun
Pollination
Attractive to pollinators

Sue's Notes

Although this plant is perennial it can be a bit tricky to get through the winter as it is prone to rotting. Many growers recommend a dry mulch of bark chips or similar. It's also very attractive to slugs.

 
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