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Lobelia

Common Name: Lobelia

Botanical Name: Lobelia erinus

When to Sow:  Autumn Spring

Days to Germinate: 10-14 days

Flowers in: 12 weeks

Lifespan: Annual - Lasts one year

Fertilise: Feed seedlings fortnightly with a soluble liquid fertiliser

 

Did you know?

Lobelia seed is very fine and needs light to germinate. Sprinkle seed lightly on the surface of moist soil and press gently. 

Helpful tip: If starting seeds indoors sow the seeds, press gently into the surface of the soil. Mist lightly and cover the pot with cling film this creates a little greenhouse to keep the temperature and moisture constant. Once seeds begin to sprout the film can be removed.

 

About Lobelia: Lobelia is such versatile flower its small dainty blooms smother compact plants making it an ideal edging plant. Lobelia has a particularly long flowering period and likes a sunny position, a perfect choice for hanging baskets and window boxes.

Tips for growing: Sow seeds direct into the garden or start seeds in biodegradable peat pots to move the plant, pot and all to another position.

 

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