groundcover, perennial

Lobelia laxiflora | Mexican Bush Lobelia

Mexican Bush Lobelia puts on a show of color, and accepts a wide range of climates, from coastal to desert. Reduce exposure to the sun and limit summer water by planting where it will receive afternoon shade in hot summer areas. Best in well draining soils. Spreads wide via underground rhizomes, so be prepared to control its invasive tendencies. Canopy coverage: 13 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 15F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 3 feet high

Width: 4 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: yellow, orange, red

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: hummingbirds