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Lobelia (Cardinal Flower) – Cambridge Blue

Lobelia erinus

An excellent plant for the cottage garden. Named for the botanist who was a physician to King James I of England. With bronze-green foliage and stunning pale blue flowers, this is the perfect window-box plant. 4 in. tall, great for edgings, walks and borders. This is a wonderful compact little plant that is covered in a cloud of joyful coloured flowers. Ideal for hanging baskets and containers.

* Attracts butterflies, birds and bees  * Tolerates shade partially

Uses: Beds and borders, Container

Annual. Indicative height: 4 to 6 in. Approx. 100 seeds

 129.00

Description

Days to Germinate: 15 to 20

Germination Temperature: 18 to 24 (°C)

Sowing Media / Soil Type: Well drained

Sowing Depth: Surface

Sowing Method: Direct sow, transplant recommended

Water: Moderately depending upon the soil and climatic conditions – keep the soil moist but not too wet

Sun: Tolerates shade partially

Notes: Do not cover seeds or cover very lightly as light is needed for germination. Likes alternating day and night temperatures of 13 to 23° C respectively for best germination. Germination can be slow or erratic – do not be hasty in discarding the sowing pots. It is sun-tolerant but will also grow in partial shade. It needs constantly moist, well-mulched and well-drained soil. In colder climates provide protection against prolonged cold and dampness. Small seeds.

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