Lobelia erinus is an annual bedding plant that brings a splash of colour to containers, hanging baskets, borders and path edges. It’s not much of a cut flower (although it can be used in bouquets), growing only 15-30cm high, depending on the variety. Colours range from the lightest to deepest blues, pinks and purples or white. These tiny flowers grow well in warm or cool areas and can be sown now in warmer areas to flower in late winter and spring. Cold spots should leave sowing until spring. Sow in trays, just barely covering the seed, and transplant into individual pots when big enough. Seeds are available from all seed suppliers, but for a wide selection, check out Egmont Seeds.
April 8, 2012 by Leave a Comment