Lobelia, Annual (Lobelia erinus)
Lobelia, Annual Plant FeaturesAdd some sparkle to pots, planters, and window boxes with annual lobelia. This non-stop bloomer produces masses of charming blue, pink, white, violet, or bi-colored flowers from spring till fall. Some annual lobelia varieties have a more trailing habit than others. Use them to cascade over the edge of containers or hanging baskets. Slightly more upright forms of annual lobelia make excellent filler plants mixed with other summer bloomers. Annual lobelia attracts butterflies and is relatively deer resistant.
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Lobelia, Annual Growing InstructionsPlant annual lobelia in a sunny or partially sunny location. Although you can use annual lobelia to edge beds and borders, it really excels as a container plant. As a general rule, annual lobelia does not like hot weather so if you live where summers steam up, move the plants to a partially shady location away from the beating sun. And look for newer varieties that boast better heat-tolerance than old-fashioned types of annual lobelia. Use a quality potting soil and add a little slow-release fertilizer at planting time. Water whenever the soil starts to feel dry. Annual lobelia does not like to dry out.
Annual lobelia is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Outside: Part sun
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