Laguna® Sky 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).
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Soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; good summer performance; low maintenanceAward WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:Bees
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Sky BlueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types, hanging baskets, window boxes and landscapesMaintenance 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.
Ultimate Growing Guide: Lobelia PlantsLaguna® Sky Blue Lobelia erinus 'WNLOLASKBL' USPP 32,655, Can PBRAF
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2020 Top Performer Oregon State University 2020 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University 2020 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden 2020 Highlight Plant 6/28/20 North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2020 Top Performer Daniel A Seguin Garden 2020 Plant of Distinction University of Georgia
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