Trailing lobelia is the perfect plant for growing in hanging baskets, window boxes and summer container displays. With a neat, trailing habit, flowers spill over the sides of containers, bearing masses of deep blue flowers over a long period.
Lobelia 'Sapphire' has intense purple-blue flowers, contrasting with bright green foliage. It looks spectacular when planted amongst other blue-flowered plants, as well as flowers in a range of primary colours. For best results grow in sun to partial shade in rich, moisture-retentive soil. Keep plants well watered and feed fornightly with a potash-rich fertiliser.
Plant type: Tender perennial
Flower colour: Blue
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Hardiness: Half hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: March to April
Time to plant: May to June
Flowering period: May to November
I thought I'd try and save money on bedding plants this year by growing more from seed but it's three weeks since I sowed my trailing lobelia seeds and there hasn't been the slightest sign of germination. Am I being to impatient? I have them on a dining room windowsill which has good light and daytime temperatures of around 21 degrees. Any comments or hints would be really helpful as I have some of the seeds left in the packet and could do something different next time!
I have always found lobelia difficult to germinateBuy a tray fro 2.50 It will regrow each year in a pot Sheila
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