Lobelia String of Pearls Seeds
Info: Lobelia String of Pearls is a splendid mix of pale blue, purples, pink and whites, plastered with hundreds if not thousands of flowers. This mix creates a lovely frothy and delicate contrast to larger flowered petunias and geraniums and is the perfect filler plant for pots, planters and tubs, or even large scale border plantings.
Lobelias originate from the Cape region of South Africa. Due to their compact and dense habit and the long flowering period until October, they are ideal for pots and balcony boxes and the hanging varieties for hanging baskets. It is important that the lobelias are always kept evenly moist. Besides they are happy about a sunny spot, because then they produce most of the flowers. Fertilize regularly.
Sowing & care: Sow seeds from March on the surface of a good seed compost and gently firm down. Keep soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light, sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful. Germination usually takes 14-21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant in bunches of 3 or 4, 10cm apart in a sunny spot in light moist soil.
|Botanical name||Lobelia erinus|
|Sowing||from March in pre-culture|
|Location||sunny location, moist, nutrient-rich soil|
|Germination temperature||18 - 20°C|
|Germination||14 - 21 days|
|Blooming||July - October|
|Height||10 - 20 cm|