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Lucia® Dark Blue Lobelia erinus

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
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Lucia® Dark Blue Lobelia erinus
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

Features

I'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.

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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Birds
Butterflies

Characteristics

Duration: 
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: 
Spiller

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
Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses 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.

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.

Lucia® Dark Blue Lobelia erinus 'USLOB0901' USPP 21,791, Can 4,076
  • It was stunning while it bloomed. Then in early summer both my blue and white varieties just started dying a little at a time. So disappointed! Maybe it was too hot and humid for them...? I wish that these plants came with more detailed instructions. The blue is so unusual and beautiful; I might have to try again next Spring, but will call the company for help the minute things start going downhill.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Lily
    Charlotte
    North Carolina
    United States
    51 weeks ago
  • Pretty color, reliable blooms, looks great in my hanging baskets

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jennifer Winship
    Vernon
    British Columbia
    Canada
    1 year ago
  • I bought this plant twice this year. I gave one to my sister because it had the name of her daughter Lucia who died at age 6. Unfortunately both hers & my plants died.
    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    SongofSunshine
    5 years ago
  • I live in Prescott Valley, AZ, which is a cooler area than Phoenix. I bought several of these last summer and they all died as rapidly as regular lobelia.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Tammy Kempton
    Arizona
    United States
    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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Lesleigh Senter
    Wisconsin
    United States
    6 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..

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    AnnaMarie McLaughlin
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    6 years ago
  • i love it

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    pat
    Iowa
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Dies out in the heat.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    chris
    Wisconsin
    United States
    6 years ago
  • this plant is always included in my containers- it's lively and fun

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    laureen neid
    British Columbia
    Canada
    6 years ago
  • I absolutely LOVE lobelia! I'm always lookng for blue flowers, and this is true blue, & easy to grow.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Pat
    New York
    United States
    6 years ago
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
2010 Plant of Merit University of Georgia
2010 Plant of Merit University of Georgia
2010 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
2010 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
2010 Plant of Merit University of Georgia
2010 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
2010 Bronze Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2010 Consumer Choice University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
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