Lobelia laxiflora

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 Lobelia laxiflora subsp. var.  
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Lobelia laxiflora, HBK. (Syphocampylus bicolor, Don). Tall, branching herb or subshrub, with thinly hairy sts.: lvs. lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, sharp-denticulate: fls. nodding, on long, axillary pedicels, 1½ in. long, cylindrical, the stamens projecting from the side, red and yellow, pubescent. Mex.—An old plant requiring cool greenhouse cult., or thriving in the open in pots. It may also be planted out like L. fulgens. Var. aurea, Hort., is a yellow-fld. variety. Var. angustifolia, DC. (L. Cavanillesii, Hort.). lvs. long and narrow, sometimes even linear: fls. scarlet with orange-yellow lip; corolla 1 in. long. Mex. B.M. 3600 G.C. III. 1:585; III. 57:263. A good tall subject for pots in a greenhouse and for planting-out in summer. Seeds sown in Feb. should give blooming plants in Aug.

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