Trailing Lobelia

Lobelia erinus

Edging Lobelia, Garden Lobelia

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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.
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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.

Special features

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

Purple, Blue, White

Scent

None

Problems

Problem free
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