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Lobelia cardinalis

>> Subject: Lobelia cardinalis (red water rose)
>> Does anyone have this plant and could you tell me about it's
>> requirments
>> please?

>I have one, which appears very healthy, is about 4-5" tall (about
>double from when I bought it), growing moderately fast, with pear-shaped 
>leaves slightly larger than a silver dollar.  Unfortunately, all of the
>new leaves are bright green in color; the red ones dropped
>off shortly after purchase.

We have a bunch of them in our back yard gorwing wild a few feet
from the river. They finished blooming a couple of weeks ago.

We're careful to mow the lawn around them :-) they really
standout as a very intense red.

Richard J. Sexton
richard at aquaria_net
Bannockburn, Ontario, Canada                       +1 (613) 473 1719