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Trailing Lobelia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lobelia erinus

 

Trailing Lobelia

Lobelia erinus is a half-hardy trailing lobelia most suitable for growing in a container or hanging-basket. It will bear brightly coloured flowers in abundance from early Summer until the first frosts.

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plant Features
  • Trailing Lobelia likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Trailing Lobelia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Trailing Lobelia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Trailing Lobelia likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Trailing Lobelia

Latin name

Lobelia erinus

type

Annual

family

Campanulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Trailing Lobelia likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Trailing Lobelia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Trailing Lobelia likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Trailing Lobelia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Trailing Lobelia is 0.40meters x 0.20meters 0.40 M 0.20 M

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus is a half-hardy trailing lobelia most suitable for growing in a container or hanging-basket. It will bear brightly coloured flowers in abundance from early Summer until the first frosts.


Planting young plants

From Early Summer TO Early Summer

Plant young plants in early summer in rich, moist soil and in a sheltered and partially shaded position. If growing as a perennial, winter protection will be required especially in cold, exposed positions.

 

Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Mid Autumn

Small (1/4") flowers are produced in great numbers from early spring until the first frosts.

 

Propagating by seed

From Late Winter TO Late Spring

Sow the tiny seeds indoors about 10 weeks before the last frosts. Spread the seeds just on top of the compost and water thoroughly. Place them in a warm, well-lit area. The seedlings should germinate within a week or two, when you can start to thin them out. Once all danger of frost has passed, and the plants are at least 2" to 3" to 3 inches tall, transplant them to the garden—spacing about 4 to 6 inches apart. Alternatively, sow them straight in the soil outdoors after the last frosts.

 
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