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Lobelia × speciosa 'Kompliment Scharlach' (Kompliment Series)
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lobelia 'Kompliment Scharlach'

'Kompliment Scharlach' is a short-lived perennial usually grown as an annual, to 80cm tall, with narrow, dark green foliage and lax terminal racemes of two-lipped scarlet flowers

Synonyms
Lobelia 'Kompliment Scharlach'
Lobelia 'Compliment Scarlet'
see moreLobelia speciosa 'Compliment Scarlet'
Lobelia Compliment Scarlet

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Campanulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

Lobelia can be annuals, perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and showy 2-lipped flowers that may be solitary or in racemes or panicles

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in deep, fertile, reliably moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks until mid-summer and a low nitrogen fertilizer from then on

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 15-18°C in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Slugs may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free

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