Lobelia Valida

Lobelia validaLatin name

Lobelia Common name

A seldom available perennial species forming large clumps 2' across and carrying huge heads of deep blue flowers nicely emphasized with snowhite centres. Exceedingly attractive. 18"-2'.

How to Grow Lobelia from Seed

Lobelia is among the summer bedding classics, perfect for baskets and containers as well as borders, Lobelia is easy to grow and flowers reliably from the end of the Spring frosts right through to the start of the autumn frosts.

Lobelia seeds are tiny and almost dust-like. Sow them in pots or trays lightly scattered across the surface of a moist, good quality seed compost and gently firm down, then leave them exposed to the light which is necessary to aid germination. Seal the pots or trays in polythene bags to retain moisture until the seedlings appear always water from the bottom so that the germinating seeds or not disturbed or buried by the water.

At a temperature of 18-24C germination normally takes 14-21 days. Seeds can be sown from February onwards, generally about 7 or 8 weeks before you want to transplant the seedlings.

When the seedling are large enough to handle transplant them into 3 or 4 inch pots, there is no need to attempt to thin them individually, a dozen or so per pot is fine.

Grow them on in a cooler environment, a cool greenhouse is fine, before planting out from May onwards.

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£2.65

Item Code: 1845

Variety: Valida

Type: Half Hardy Perennial

Packet Contains: 40 Seeds

Sow: February, March, August - October

Germination: Up to 21 days

Harvest: May - August

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