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Lobelia

Botanical Name
Lobelia erinus
Hardiness
Half hardy annual
Height
4 to 8 inches
Width
6 to 16 inches
Flowers
Summer to fall: white, blue, rose, purple
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Cool, moist
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 6 to 8 inches apart
  • Lobelia benefits from a mid-summer trim
  • Most Lobelia will stall out during the heat of summer, site in part shade, especially in climates with extreme summer heat
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Hot Springs Series - 8 - 14" tall by 7 - 16" wide, tidy habit, cold and heat tolerant
  • Laguna Series - more heat tolerant
  • Blue Skies - sky blue, 6" globe
  • Palace Series - dark green foliage, fluorescent, earlier bloom
  • Paper Moon - white, compact
  • Blue Moon - true blue, 6"
  • Rosamond - cherry red, 6"
  • Fountain Series - 6-8" trailer

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