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Trailing Lobelia

Lobelia erinus

Also known as

Bedding Lobelia, Edging Lobelia, Garden Lobelia, Hanging basket lobelia

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

15cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Trailing Lobelia Overview

Small prostrate or scrambling herbaceous perennial plant growing 8-15cm tall. It has pretty small blue flowers that flower for a long time, making this indigenous to South African plant popular in hanging baskets and in summer flower beds. Although perrenial in nature, it is replanted every year in gardens and treated as an annual.

Common problems with Trailing Lobelia

Problem free

Trailing Lobelia Companion Plants

Plant with annuals and bulbs, small trailing plants and small shrubs.

How to harvest Trailing Lobelia

Fruits are 5-8mm capsules containing numerous seed.

How to propagate Trailing Lobelia

Seed

Sow seed directly in flower beds outside in Autumn or in sandy soil mix in seed trays.

Special features of Trailing Lobelia

Indoor plant

Does better indoors in cold areas as it is not tolerant to frost.

Pot plant

Does well in hanging baskets, pots, flower boxes and in window boxes.

Other uses of Trailing Lobelia

Walls, rock garden, border, hanging basket, edging, container

Ornamental

Used as a garden bedding plants and ground cover.