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Trailing Lobelia

Lobelia erinus

Also known as

Edging Lobelia, Garden Lobelia

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°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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A photo of Trailing Lobelia
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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

Problem free

    Companion plants

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

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    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.

    Uses

    Ornamental

    Used as a garden bedding plants and ground cover.