Sierra Madre lobelia (Lobelia laxiflora)
Sierra Madre lobelia (Lobelia laxiflora) is a perennial plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Sierra Madre lobelia (Lobelia laxiflora).
This plant is commonly known as Sierra Madre lobelia.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Sierra Madre lobelia
Scientific name: Lobelia laxiflora
Plant type: Perennials
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Perennial plants are one of the largest groups of plants.
They offer color, shape, fragrance and seasonal textures. The variety is such that there are plants to suit all sizes and styles of garden.
Traditionally, perennials are grown in borders, using a wall or hedge as a backdrop to bring out all their splendor during summer.
But since most gardens are not large enough for long borders dedicated exclusively to perennials, they are usually planted in mixed borders and beds, along with shrubs, annuals, biennials, and bulbs that extend the season of interest.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Sierra Madre lobelia (Lobelia laxiflora), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Sierra Madre lobelia (Lobelia laxiflora) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Lobelia laxiflora likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Sierra Madre lobelia (Lobelia laxiflora) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.