Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Lobelia erinus, n/a, Lobelia

Common Name: Lobelia

Family: Lobeliacea

Genus: Lobelia

Species: erinus

Cultivar or Variety: n/a

Characteristics: This plant likes to flurish during cooler temps and will benefit from a shearing during mid summer for a new flush of growth when cooler fall temps start again. Mounds and trails down .

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
6 - 8 inches

Plant Form
Spreading
Branching
Vining
Creeping

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Purple

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Hanging Baskets
Planters

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