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PlantFiles: Edging Lobelia, Annual Lobelia, Trailing Lobelia
Lobelia erinus 'Midnight Blue'

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Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lobelia (low-BEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: erinus (EAR-rin-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Midnight Blue

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive AmyInNH On Dec 19, 2011, AmyInNH from Brookline, NH wrote:

Outstanding color, deep intense indigo, I could stare at it for hours. I don't know why it says full sun. I live in the northeast and it can only take mild early sun past the end of May. Lasts most of the summer in a shady northern exposure.

Positive blukila On Dec 19, 2011, blukila from Kamuela, HI wrote:

I sow my Lobelia seeds in a 18" or so long pot with holes for drainage. It reseeds its self. When the little ones are 2" or so tall I cut out the straggly old ones to give more light to the young ones. They do seed themselves truly.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Albany, California
Citrus Heights, California
Lemon Grove, California
Monrovia, California
San Francisco, California
Kamuela, Hawaii
Brookline, New Hampshire
Frisco, Texas
Orange, Texas



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