Midnight Blue Lobelia

Midnight Blue Lobelia

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Lobelia erinus Vivid navy blue flowers adorn this tiny, trailing Lobelia, making it ideal for stuffing between other plants as a ground cover. The flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Grow this early flowering type in full sun or part shade, in a wide range of soils. Vivid navy blue flowers adorn this tiny, trailing Lobelia, making it ideal for stuffing between other plants as a ground cover. The flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Grow this early flowering type in full sun or part shade, in a wide range of soils. We also offer the compact Riviera and the trailing Regatta series. Annual Lobelia Riviera White seeds will usually germinate in 15-20 days in full sun. Needs light to germinate so do not cover seeds. Medicinal use Native americans have used Lobelia to treat respiratory and muscle disorders, and as a purgative. Today it is used to treat asthma and food poisoning, and is often used as part of smoking cessation programs. Growing Instructions: Sow February-March at 18-24C (65-75F) in a good soil. Keep soil damp and do not exclude light, sealing in a plastic bag after sowing is helpful. Germination takes 14-21 days. Transplant in bunches of 3 or 4 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. For pots, containers etc. Leave in a sheltered spot for a few days to make sure that they are well established before standing outside. Hardy in zones 7-9.

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