Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'

On a day bathed in bright sunshine I was complimented on the colour still in our garden. It's always good to be complimented whatever one's age. Thank you, Norman and Christine. I was asked for names of the plants and had with several plants to decline except I could have volunteered the following beauty but didn't:  Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'  is as piercing a colour as one might desire, poking through the competition, a vivid carmine-purple. I saw it months back at Renishaw and just had to have it. I bought three, one for my sister-in-law's birthday (the Christine mentioned above) though she only saw our front garden and 'Tania' is in the back. Anyway I bought three plants in 9cm pots which have grown rapidly and Christine will be given an established plant. Perhaps she will believe I paid more than I did. She knows me too well.

At the last minute I added a close-up to show the colour. It is almost too bright for the lens.


  1. I wonder is that hybridised from one of our lobelias?
    We see colours across blues, pink and white.

  2. Not sure, Diana. Another of your plants tomorrow. I'm on journey to Mediterranean. Enjoyed watching your rugby team yesterday. You'll beat England.


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Galanthus 'Mighty Atom'