Flower Database

Garden lobelia

Basic information
Flower Name
Garden lobelia
Formal Name
Lobelia erinus
Alias
Lobelia, 瑠璃蝶草, Lobelia erinus, 瑠璃溝隠, ロベリア エリヌス, Edging Lobelia, garden lobelia, trailing lobelia
Habitat
Malawi, Namibia and South Africa
Morph
perennial or annual grass
Comment
Garden lobelia, scientific name: Lobelia erinus , is a non-hardy evergreen perennial or annual grass of the Campanulaceae family , native to Malawi, Namibia, South Africa. A lot of florets resembling a rose and having a lip-like appearance come in the form of panicles coming out of well-branched thin stalks. There are varieties of standing and dwarf.
The genus name "Lobelia" is a dedication to the Belgian botanist "Matthias de l'Obe". The small name "erinus" seems to be a new Latin derived from "erinos" (an unidentified plant). The same genera includes Lobelia richardsonii, Lobelia sessilifolia.
Common name: Garden lobelia, scientific name:Lobelia erinus, aka: lobelia erinus , edging lobelia, garden lobelia or trailing lobelia, origin: South Africa, living type: perennial and in Japan treat grass as annual on gardening, plant: 10-15 cm, leaf: oval, leaf with serrated, leaf length 10 cm, leaf width:0.6cm, left-right asymmetric flowers, flowers: panicles and flower diameter: 2 cm, Corolla, lip-type, petal number: 5 valve in on valve is divided into left and right, Under the three-valve base is cemented. Flower color: blue and purple, garden variety white, peach, flowering period: from April to June, fruit: capsule and ripens fruit, fruit length:0.7cm, number of seeds: many uses: hanging baskets and flower beds.
Detailed information
Order
Asterales
Family
Campanulaceae
Genus
Lobelia
Species
L. erinus
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden Botanic garden
Color
Pink, Blue, Violet, White
Season
Apr May Jun Jul
Height
10  ~ 15  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 2