Lobelia, Annual

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Lobelia, Annual

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There are several types of Lobelia. Some are short and may be used as an edging plant. The flowers are either blue, white or red. They prefer full sun but will tolerate some shade. Lobelia are at their best during cool weather. Young plants are pinched to encourage bushiness. Where summers are hot, moderate shade is necessary for continuous bloom. Provide a cool, moist rich soil.

Propagation is by cuttings or seed. The seed is very fine and may be difficult to work with. Germination takes two to three weeks at temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees. Do not cover the seed with media. The seedlings are very small and may be hard to handle when transplanting.

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