Also known as
Bedding Lobelia, Edging Lobelia, Garden Lobelia, Hanging basket lobelia
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
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
Sow seed directly in flower beds outside in Autumn or in sandy soil mix in seed trays.
Special features of Trailing Lobelia
Does better indoors in cold areas as it is not tolerant to frost.
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
Used as a garden bedding plants and ground cover.