I'm back to garden news today.
This is one of my unsung heroes of the garden. It took me a while to identify it, and truth be told I'm still not so sure that I have. As far as I can tell this beautiful stately plant may be Lobelia Siphilitica. I inherited it when I moved in 25 years ago and I'm delighted that I've not killed it off
It pops up in many places around my garden, year after year, and never fails to delight. It doesn't last long when in flower, but it's one of my favourites. Tall and stately it is a good backdrop plant.
It's easy to split and since it pops up it,it seems to self seed as well.
I like the upright leaves which grow fairly quickly and hope not to miss the flowering period. Even a weekend spent away from home can mean missing the best of the delicate flower.
According to Wikipedia "It is an herbaceous, perennial dicot native to eastern and central
Canada and United States. Growing up to three feet tall, it lives in
zones 4 to 9 in moist to wet soils. It produces a spike of zygomorphic
flowers in the late summer."
Since I live in north east Scotland, I think the chances of replicating weather conditions similar to Canada is quite likely.
The flowers here are almost spent but look closely and you'll see that the bees love this plant!
If anyone can definitely identify this plant for me, I'll be very pleased if you drop me a line.