Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Lobelia laxiflora 'Candy Corn'
Candy Corn Mexican Cardinal Flower
Item #: 5054
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 60" tall
Lobelia 'Candy Corn' isn't your grandmothers lobelia...unless she was from the Nuevo Leon/San Luis Potosi region of Northern Mexico, where Lobelia laxiflora can be found in dry, open woodlands. Lobelia 'Candy Corn' is a selection of Lobelia laxiflora var. laxiflora, that forms 5' tall purple stalks clothed with dark green leaves. Lobelia 'Candy Corn' is a clump former, compared its cousin, the stoloniferous Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia. Starting in late spring, the upper stalks are adorned with candy corn-like tubular flowers of bright orange, ending with a reflexed yellow tip...a very cool hummingbird favorite!
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