Lobelia – Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye

Garden Height
8 - 12
Spacing
6 - 8
Spread
10 - 12
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
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Bred to take the summer heat better than typical lobelias, Laguna™ varieties are compact yet full, semi-upright plants covered in true blue or white, self-cleaning blossoms. Choose which color you prefer when you buy. They are ideal low maintenance plants for hanging baskets, window boxes, combination containers, and landscapes.

This beautiful blue Lobelia fits perfectly into the Proven Winners collection, with its large blue flowers accented with a bright white eye. Bred in the Netherlands, Laguna is an outstanding plant for all summer flowering performance. This Lobelia works well as a great mixed container plant although it has the color and habit that allow it to stand alone as a specimen. Lobelias are known for their tolerance of both heat and cold and Lobelia Laguna offers unstoppable garden performance.

Features

Bred to take the summer heat better than typical lobelias, Laguna™ varieties are compact yet full, semi-upright plants covered in true blue or white, self-cleaning blossoms. Choose which color you prefer when you buy. They are ideal low maintenance plants for hanging baskets, window boxes, combination containers, and landscapes.

This beautiful blue Lobelia fits perfectly into the Proven Winners collection, with its large blue flowers accented with a bright white eye. Bred in the Netherlands, Laguna is an outstanding plant for all summer flowering performance. This Lobelia works well as a great mixed container plant although it has the color and habit that allow it to stand alone as a specimen. Lobelias are known for their tolerance of both heat and cold and Lobelia Laguna offers unstoppable garden performance.

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Dead-Heading Not Necessary

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

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 200 - 250

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-Apr
6" and Gallon Pot : 7-May
7-9" Pot : 9-Jul
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 12-Oct

Pinching and Growth Regulators

For all sizes of containers, pinch the liner 1–2 weeks after transplant; for containers larger than 6” and for hanging baskets, trim around the edge of the container as needed prior to spacing or hanging of the baskets. 5-10 ppm Sumagic spray is effective if needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Grower Tips for Laguna
-Preventive fungicides are recommended at transplant.
-Grow cool with good air circulation once established.
-Requires high light in production.
-Needs 200 ppm fertilizer for optimal growth.

Plants require higher light and longer days to flower well early in the season.