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Lobelia alata

Genus Species: Lobelia alata

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Habit: GROUND COVER (GC)

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Height x Width: 0.3m x Trailing

Pruning: None

Frost Tolerance: Low

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Moist / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance: Low

Drought Tolerance: Low

Origin: Australian Plant

Evergreen: Herbaceous perennial

Flowering: starts: Spring

Flower Colour: Mauve

Irrigation: Requires moist conditions with good drainage in shaded to heavy shaded conditions, or can be planted as an annual for spring flowering.

Lower Temperatures: Low frost tolerance temperatures as low as 1°C for short periods needs to be planted in protected areas.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures extending from Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short periods, requires soil to be kept moist.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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