I’m usually more of a perennial gardener but I fell in love with these this year. I planted them in May and now at mid-October they are still vibrant and beautiful. The asters have come and gone but these blue beauties are still shining. These will be a mainstay in my garden each year now as long as I can buy them.
Laguna® Sky Blue Lobelia erinus
FeaturesCan I COME HOME with you?
Soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; good summer performance; low maintenanceContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:Bees
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:BlackFlower Shade:Sky BlueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses 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.
Ultimate Growing Guide: Lobelia PlantsLaguna® Sky Blue Lobelia erinus ''WNLOLASKBL'' USPPAF 32,655, Can PBRAF
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