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Scientific name: Lobelia erinus       lo-bee-lia  e-ri-nus

Common name: Lobelia (annual)

Design Characteristics

Height  to 18"
Spread  12"
Form  compact to trailing
Texture  medium-fine
Flower color  light blue
 violet
 pink
 white
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  July-August

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun - part shade
Soil
requirement
 moist, well drained
Propagation
method
 seed
USDA Hardiness Zone   annual

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   
Uses  compact varieties
 edging plant
 trailing (hanging baskets)
Comments  may overwinter in mild climates
 may self seed