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Edging Lobelia
Scientific Name: Lobelia erinus L.
Synonym:
Family: Campanulaceae
Edging Lobelia (Lobelia  erinus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: All zones as annual

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F, (-2C)

Heat Tolerance: Cold season annual in the low deserts

Sun Exposure: Full sun, shade in hot climate

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Short lived perennial grown as a tender annual, up to 8 inches tall, 8 inches spread (20 x 20 cm

Watering Needs: Abundant water, likes moist soil.

Propagation: Seeds


As most Lobelias, Lobelia erinus is poisonous.

Lobelia erinus in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Cultural Practices:
Start the Lobelia erinus seeds at 70F (21C), plant 10 week old seedlings in October in Phoenix (after last frost in colder areas). Plant 6 inches apart.

Blooming Habits:
Violet or blue flowers.

Fruiting Habits:


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