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Lobelia erinus – Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye

Garden Height
8 - 12
Spacing
6 - 8
Spread
10 - 12
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Blue
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

The bright blue flowers have a bright white eye and are large for a lobelia. The plant is semi-upright with good summer performance. 

Features

The bright blue flowers have a bright white eye and are large for a lobelia. The plant is semi-upright with good summer performance. 

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes

Self cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Laguna does not like "wet feet". Be sure that you do not keep the soil wet. Allow the soil surface to dry before watering again.

These newer types of Lobelia are much more heat tolerant than past plants. They will reliably bloom in warm temperatures unless night temperatures stay in the upper 70's or above. If you experience an extended time period with high night temperatures the plants may flush out of bloom, however, the plants themselves should continue to look good. If the plants do go out of flower using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to give the plants a "haircut" - a slight overall trim - should encourage additional branching. Additional branching will result in increased flower power once the plants begin blooming again after night temperatures fall.

The plants may be trimmed back at anytime if you feel they could use it.

A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Uses Notes

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting