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

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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.