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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Lobelia laxiflora 'Candy Corn'

Candy Corn Mexican Cardinal Flower

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Item #: 5054

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

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


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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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