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Lobelia laxiflora, Lobelia mexicana, Mexican Cardinal Flower, Mexican Lobelia

Lobelia laxiflora, Lobelia mexicana

Mexican Cardinal Flower, Mexican Lobelia
Family: Campanulaceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Because the Lobelia laxiflora can thrive with occasional watering, it makes a good choice for xeriscape, or low-water-use, gardens. Lobelia laxiflora's blossoms also attract hummingbirds and bumblebees.

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