Pretty color, reliable blooms, looks great in my hanging baskets
Laguna® Dark Blue Lobelia erinus
- 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).
FeaturesI'll put ZING in your SPRING.
True blue flowers can be difficult to find in nature but Lobelia are true, real blue. This lobelia has better heat tolerance than older varieties.Best SellerAward WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BirdsButterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:6 - 10 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Blue-TrueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great in both landscapes and containers of all kinds.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.
More on growing lobelia.
Lucia® lobelias are bred to handle the summer heat better than most, delivering good all-season performance in landscapes, hanging baskets, window boxes, and combination containers. Choose from deep blue or vivid royal purple, self-cleaning selections when you buy.Laguna® Dark Blue Lobelia erinus 'USLOB0901' USPP 21,791, Can 4,076
59453213Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Jennifer Winship, British Columbia, Canada, 6 years ago
This plant is very striking with the blue blooms and never quits blooming. I use it on my north side patio in containers.Lesleigh Senter, Wisconsin, United States, 11 years ago
Love this true blue color..Looks really good in basket or planter..My favorite plant,wish it would last all year long in m my apartment..AnnaMarie McLaughlin, Pennsylvania, United States, 11 years ago
i love itpat, Iowa, United States, 11 years ago
Dies out in the heat.chris, Wisconsin, United States, 11 years ago
this plant is always included in my containers- it's lively and funlaureen neid, British Columbia, Canada, 11 years ago
I absolutely LOVE lobelia! I'm always lookng for blue flowers, and this is true blue, & easy to grow.Pat, New York, United States, 11 years ago
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