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Lobelia erinus – Laguna® Sky Blue

Garden Height
6 - 12
Spacing
12 - 18
Spread
12 - 24
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Blue
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

Large, soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; good summer performance; low maintenance

Features

Large, soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; good summer performance; low maintenance

Attracts: 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

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types, hanging baskets, window boxes and landscapes

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil