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Re: Lobelia cardinalis

> Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 21:39:23 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Richard J. Sexton" <richard at aquaria_net>
> Subject: 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          

That's interesting... perhaps the color of the leaves is affected by submersion 
vs. emersion.

A search through the archives reveals quite a bit of info about this
plant, including that it is often grown emersed, and occasionally can 
be found as a potted plant.  I found nothing that talks about a
correlation between emersion and color, however.

 - Anthony