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Lobelia ‘Butterfly Blue’

Perennial Lobelia

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourViolet-blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lobelia ‘Butterfly Blue’ (Perennial Lobelia). This perennial lobelia has spires of bright violet-blue flowers with white markings and mid green, lanceolate leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

N, S & C America

Interest and use

Grown for their attractive flower, which attract bees.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Cut back old growth in autumn or early spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by annuals by seeds in the spring, and perennial species by seed or division in the spring. Specific cultivars are propagated by division only. Shrubs by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs.

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