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Re: Lobelia cardinalis
Jeff , the L. cardinalis you have in the garden will grow in your tank
with enough light and CO2, but probably isn't the stuff with "nickel sized
leaves " you are thinking of. I expect you are thinking of "dwarf lobelia"
which is the same species but a different variety with a very different
growth habit submersed. I have some garden variety cardinal flower in my
tank now and don't especially like it. It grows too big before it looks good.
I have been looking for the dwarf stuff myself for some time now (not too
hard) and haven't seen it. I have heard someone mention that it is hard to
Pierre in Maryland
> I have a plant out by (not in) my pond, that has beautiful long maroon
> leaves and every summer it gives off bright red flower stalks. When I
> it the nursery called it "Lobelia cardinalis". Is this the same stuff
> (Lobelia cardinalis) that grows with nickel-sized green leaves in the
> - - Jeff