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Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Trailing lobelia Cascade Series

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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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Fruits are 5-8mm capsules containing numerous seed.

Propagation

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

Special features

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.

Geography

Origin
Africa, Namibia & Malawi and South Africa
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
Used as a garden bedding plants and ground cover.

Personality

Family
Campanulaceae
Flower colour
Blue, White, Purples
Scent
None

Problems

Problem free

Companion plants

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

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