The Garden Community for Garden Lovers



By Howee74

United Kingdom Gb

I had Lobelia Cardinalis in the pond last year - will it come back? If so, should something be happening by now?



Did you have the plant fully submerged? I have it growing in damp soil next to the pond. It is just showing its new leaves now. If it has just its root in the water ie as an emergent it should be ok.

14 Apr, 2009


Yes, mine are on my stream bank and are up - the red leaves are showing.

14 Apr, 2009


Yes its fully submerged - what do the new shoots look like? Are they green?

15 Apr, 2009


No - red. Mine are above water at the moment, but when the stream rises after rain, they play submarines! LOL.

15 Apr, 2009


looks like mine arent coming back, do you think its too late now? I live in newcastle, maybe the climate is a factor?

15 Apr, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?