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Lobelia erinus ‘Lilac Fountain’

Bedding lobelia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourLilac-pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lobelia erinus ‘Lilac Fountain’ (Bedding lobelia). This is trailing, and profusely bears lilac-pink flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, border, hanging basket, edging, container

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These frost-hardy to somewhat frost-tender plants are best grown in well-drained, moist, light loam enriched with animal manure or compost. Most grow in sun or part-shade but resent wet conditions in winter. Prune after the first flush of flowers to encourage repeat flowering, and fertilize weekly with a liquid manure during the season. Propagate annuals from seed in spring, perennial species from seed or by division in spring or autumn and perennial cultivars by division only. Transplant from late autumn until early spring.

Propagation

Annual sow then plant out

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts slugs

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