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Lobelia excelsa

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Family:
Campanulaceae (The Bellflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
4-5 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Orange
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
South American lobelia holds its bright orange and yellow flowers along stems covered with narrow greyish green leaves in summer and fall.