Lobelia Elm Fire


(Lobelia cardinalis ‘Elmsfeuer’)


A medium upright shrub for moist gardens that is easy to grow and forms an eye catching border.


Heads of deep red flowers on downy reddish stems over summer.


Plant in the front of a perennial or herb garden or as a border to a driveway in part to full sun with a moist soil.


Remove spent flower heads to prevent self seeding and prune in late autumn. Water regularly during summer and autumn.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed from spring to late autumn will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: All parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 8
Habit A clump forming shrub with strong upright stems.
Position Full Sun to Part Shade, Moderate Frost.
Height 1M
Width 30CM