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Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia erinus

(10 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
12" 12"
Height
8 - 12"
Spread
10 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

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    Compact, full semi-upright habit with good summer performance; low maintenance

    Award Winner
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spacing: 
    6 - 8 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-True
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Self cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Laguna does not like "wet feet". Be sure that you do not keep the soil wet. Allow the soil surface to dry before watering again.

    These newer types of Lobelia are much more heat tolerant than past plants. They will reliably bloom in warm temperatures unless night temperatures stay in the upper 70's or above. If you experience an extended time period with high night temperatures the plants may flush out of bloom, however, the plants themselves should continue to look good. If the plants do go out of flower using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to give the plants a "haircut" - a slight overall trim - should encourage additional branching. Additional branching will result in increased flower power once the plants begin blooming again after night temperatures fall.

    The plants may be trimmed back at anytime if you feel they could use it.

    A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    Bred to take the summer heat better than typical lobelias, Laguna varieties are compact yet full, semi-upright plants covered in true blue or white, self-cleaning blossoms. Choose which color you prefer when you buy. They are ideal low maintenance plants for hanging baskets, window boxes, combination containers, and landscapes.

    This beautiful blue Lobelia fits perfectly into the Proven Winners collection, with its large blue flowers accented with a bright white eye. Bred in the Netherlands, Laguna is an outstanding plant for all summer flowering performance. This Lobelia works well as a great mixed container plant although it has the color and habit that allow it to stand alone as a specimen. Lobelias are known for their tolerance of both heat and cold and Lobelia Laguna offers unstoppable garden performance.

    Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia erinus 'Lobetis' USPP 16,112, Can 1,975
  • 10 Reviews

    • Beautiful plant...especially in the evening around dusk. Looks as if it's glowing (Blue with Eye). Stands out among the rest of the plants in my butterfly garden.

      Stacey Bujan
      Texas
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Kelley
      South Carolina
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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      rmamembemq
      Wisconsin
      United States
      8 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
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      mprgfbwo
      Montana
      United States
      8 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • I had great hopes for this new lobelia (I love lovelia) but the Arizona sun did it before summer was even half over.

      Tammy Kempton
      Arizona
      United States
      8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Bloomed continuously all summer and remains fresh third week in September.

      Beth Harris
      Alberta
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Makes a bold blue statement.

      Cheryl
      Indiana
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Very easy to maintain, very beautiful

      Bobbie
      New Jersey
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Love it!

      Marilyn B. Grua
      Kentucky
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I purchase one of these every year--just ensure that you don't let it totally dry out. Beautiful in hanging basket.

      Deanna
      Virginia
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 20 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2004 Best of Species Penn State
    2004 Best of Species Penn State
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