Lobelia Trailing Sapphire

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Needing little introduction this pretty trailing Lobelia is found in nearly every hanging basket an bearing an abundance of strikingly deep-blue, white eyed flowers on foliage that turns bronzy-green as the plants mature.

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Lobelia Trailing Sapphire

Lobelia Trailing Sapphire. Needing little introduction this pretty trailing Lobelia is found in nearly every hanging basket an bearing an abundance of strikingly deep-blue, white eyed flowers on foliage that turns bronzy-green as the plants mature. Also the perfect accompaniment for tubs and rockeries. Grows to a height of 5in. and will trail 25in.

Cultivation Advice Lobelia Trailing Sapphire

  • Sow 4-8 weeks prior to the last frost under cover with warmth at 18-24C (65-75F)
  • in a good fine seed compost.
  • Sow seeds on surface of compost and gently firm down the compost.
  • Keep soil damp but not wet, sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful to retain humidity
  • and save watering whilst young.
  • Do not exclude light.
  • Germination takes 10-21 days depending on temperature.
  • When seedlings are large enough to handle,
  • transplant in bunches to trays and grow on in cooler conditions.
  • Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost,
  • 10cm (4in) apart in a sunny spot in light, moist soil.