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Lobelia Seeds - Blue Carpet Lobelia erinus

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  • Perennial; Jam-packed with lovely blue flowers
  • Compact Variety with a Spreading Habit
  • Excellent for Borders

Product Description

Lobelia Seeds - Blue Carpet

Excellent for border plantings and containers, our Compact Blue Lobelia is just as the name describes, an award-winning variety with large, vivid flowers. Upright and densely branched, they bloom profusely and seem to cover the greenery beneath them!

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Lobelia Seeds - Blue Carpet
    Botanical Name:Lobelia erinus
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:Spreading groundcover with purple blooms
    Features:Open Pollinated, Ground Cover, Wet Soil Tolerant
    Color:Purple
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
    Plant Height:Up to 6 inches
    Plant Spacing:2-3 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:350 mg
    Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Blue Carpet Lobelia

    When to Plant Lobelia Seeds

    Start Lobelia indoors approximately 10-12 weeks before the final Killing Frost in the Spring. While Lobelia can be started outdoors as well, the germination rate tends to be far lower, so starting indoors is highly recommended.

    Where to Plant Lobelia Seeds

    Select an area that offers Partial Shade - though Lobelia can tolerate Full Sun. In Full Sun conditions, your Lobelia will need plenty of watering. Lobelia thrives best in rich, well-draining soil.

    How to Plant Lobelia Seeds

    Lobelia is best started in trays with cells indoors. Sow thinly and compress onto the surface of the soil, but do not cover. Lobelia seeds require sunlight to germinate. Soil should remain moist and at a temperature of 65-75°of. Germination will occur in approximately 14-21 days. Seedlings should be hardened off before transplanting. Once all threat of frost has passed, Lobelia can be transplanted outdoors. Ideal spacing for this variety is 4-6 inches.

    How to Care for Lobelia

    Once established, Lobelia plants require little by way of care, though older plants can experience dieback from high heat. If plants are starting to fail, then cut them down by as much as a third, and ensure they receive afternoon shade. With regular watering and feeding, your Lobelia should make a comeback.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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