Extremely rare and wonderful! A generous gift from our friend Mark Delepine, who bought this extremely rare Lobelia at a SF Botanical Garden sale. Sadly, the Botanical Garden lost its specimen the next year, but lucky for us Mark was recently able to collect seed of this easy and amiable Central American perennial. Exuberant in habit, it reaches a base branching 5' x 5' in 2 years. Hundreds of well displayed, exotic, bearded, 2" flowers jut out on prominent stems up and down the numerous upright stalks almost year round with the heaviest bloom occurring in Summer and Fall, with plenty of blooms continuing thru Winter. Pretty, evergreen, linear foliage. Ours is hugely happy in moist, well-drained soil with an annual 2" side-dress of compost. Can be cut back to 2' tall in Winter to contain growth. Hummingbird heaven!