Lobelia erinus

Scientific name: Lobelia erinus


Common names: “Lobelia”

Plant Type: Perennial used as an Annual


Zone: 10

Light: Full sun – semi-shade , lasts long in part shade

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Fertile sandy loam

Moisture: Moist – average, well drained


Plant Size: 4-20″ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Neat small simple leaves

Flower: White-eyed flowers in summer and autumn, in shades of blue, violet, mauve, pink and crimson as well as white

Maintenance: Medium, May be finished in August and need cutting out, don’t pull them out

Landscape use: Flower borders and beds, edging, containers and baskets

Propagate: By seed

Pests & Disease: Slugs

Comments: Popular plant of the Victorian era

Cultivars: ~AGM winners: L. e. Cascade Series , L. e. ‘Regatta Sky Blue’ , L. e. ‘Riviera Blue Eyes’ , L. e. ‘Cambridge Blue’ , L. e. ‘Wespurstar’ , L. e. ‘Mrs Clibran’ , L. e. ‘Crystal Palace’ , L. e. ‘String of Pearls’ , L. e. ‘Colour Cascade’ , L. e. ‘Lobstrahob’ (Techno Heat Series) , L. e. ‘Regatta Midnight Blue’


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