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Laguna® Sky Blue Lobelia erinus

(16 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" 24"
Height
6 - 12"
Spread
12 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    It's a PHOTOSYNTHESIS finish.

    Soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; good summer performance; low maintenance

    Best Seller
    Award Winner
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    6 - 10 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 24 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: 

    Plant alone or in combinations in all container types, hanging baskets, window boxes and landscapes

    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.

    A compact, 8 - 10 inch tall annual (except in zones 9-11) for full sun to part shade, an abundance of blooms that never need deadheading and a mounding, trailing habit that's perfect for landscapes and all types of containers. Ain't progress wonderful?

    Laguna® Sky Blue Lobelia erinus 'Loboudtis' USPP 15,526, Can 2,304
  • 16 Reviews

    • I've had the Laguna sky blue come back for the 3rd year. The back of the plastic identifier claims it's "mounded". Mine is crawling all over the garden, why is it not mounding? Can I force it into a mound?

      Sue McLaughlin
      Maine
      United States
      16 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Purchased in early May 2016 and placed in hanging basket by itself. Planted in quality potting mix, watered daily, fertilized weekly. Even watered 2X daily starting July 1. As true a blue annual that one can find. Looked stunning in May and throughout June, when temps were cooler and rain plentiful. Neighbors even took notice. Now here it is July 20 and the poor fella appears to be on the way out. Browning, brittle and just plain burnt out I suppose. The plant receives 3 hours mostly morning sun and no sun after about 1PM. Contrast that with 2 lobelia (no PW varieties) that get more than 4 hours direct afternoon sun and are in excellent shape. I water/fertilize them same as I do the PW Laguna; one of the 2 is in a hanging basket just like the Laguna. I love the PW plants, especially their verbena and lantana offerings. Not sure their lobelia are ready for the bigs yet... Recommend for their stunning color but not their durability.

      Matthew Lamb
      Maryland
      United States
      3 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • My Summer Life will not be complete unless I find Proven Winners sky blue lobelia to pot in a hanging plantar under my crabapple tree out front. Last year it was a show stopper, believe me. Everyone stopped to comment as I combined it with purple supertunias and had a darling white 2 story birdhouse next to the plants. Wow!

      Ellen Yula
      New Jersey
      United States
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • An abundance of dainty blue flowers all summer long

      Jennifer Winship
      British Columbia
      Canada
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Beautiful plant

      bob MacKenzie
      British Columbia
      Canada
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Although this was listed as a summer bloomer, I had outstanding blooms from May right through October (zone 5b). I have *never* had a lobelia perform as well as this one. I cannot recommend it more highly!

      Amie Gillingham
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Looked great at first, but now there are very few blooms and the plant looks shabby with all the dead flowers. The color of the flowers is stunning. I will try giving it a "hair cut" to see if it perks up.

      Brooke
      Connecticut
      United States
      8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Russell Studebaker
      British Columbia
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Alabama
      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'm in a landscape program at my school. We grow this plant in our greenhouses and it's our class favorite. It has a beautiful and extravagent color and grows wonderfully. PERFECT!!! LOVE IT! :)

      Devin
      Ohio
      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.
  • 48 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
    2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
    2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
    2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
    2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2009 Best-Looking Foliage University of Delaware
    2009 Best-Looking Flowers University of Delaware
    2009 Best-Looking Flowers University of Delaware
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