Best of the bunch
Lobelia hadspen purple
Hanging baskets and containers are full of trailing blue lobelia – it’s a firm favourite with gardeners.
But let me introduce you to another lobelia – Hadspen Purple.
It shares the classic lobelia flower shape. All lobelia flowers have two lips – usually an upper lip with two lobes, with the bottom lip divided into three lobes.
This variety is hardy with beautiful rich purple flowers which will last to autumn.
It likes the sun and can manage partial shade but it doesn’t like to dry out.
Plant in moist conditions such as slightly boggy soil.