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Lobelia 'La Fresco'

Cardinal Flower

Item #: 1896

Zones: 3a to 9b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Zaire

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This 1987 Thurman Maness release is another in a line of great L. cardinalis x L. siphilitica hybrids. L. 'La Fresco' sports flowers of "dusty muted plum" to borrow a line from Thurman. The flowers begin in mid summer and continue for 1-2 months.