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Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia erinus

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
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 12"
Height
8" - 12"
Spread
10" - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    I BLOOM for your PLEASURE.

    The bright blue flowers have a bright white eye and are large for a lobelia. The plant is semi-upright with good summer performance. 

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    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: 
    Deep Blue with a White Eye
    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
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    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.

    Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia erinus USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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    • I just adore this plant, I am growing this in a pot, however I'd loved to try it in my landscape!

      , Texas
      , United States
      , 2 weeks ago
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