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Lobelia 'Sapphire'

Trailing lobelia

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

Sapphire' is a real favourite among trailing lobelias for summer baskets or tubs. The flowers are a rich, shining blue, rarely fading in the brightest of sunshine. It produces a cascade of flowers over a long period. Keep your containers well watered for a fine show.

Family: Campanulaceae

Genus: Lobelia

Cultivar: Sapphire

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 25cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April


Reader reviews

rovingricey

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!


sheila blethyn

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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