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Lobelia 'Ruby Slippers'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Lobelia 'Ruby Slippers'

Ruby Cardinal Flower

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Item #: 1508

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) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.



This hybrid (L. cardinalis x L. siphilitica) comes from our friend and NC resident-lobelia-nut, Thurman Maness. Thurman considers this 1989 introduction to be his finest hybrid... and you don't disagree with Thurman. The basal rosettes give rise to 3' tall flower stems, topped with velvety ruby-colored flowers (RHS 61A) from late summer into early fall... BREATHTAKING!