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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.

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