Lobelia erinus ‘Sapphire Pendula’ is a trailing Lobelia flower that blooms with beautiful, deep blue flowers. Plant these easy-to-grow Lobelia seeds and bring vibrant color to your garden!
Lobelia commonly known as Cardinal flower, Water lobelia, Indian tobacco, Swamp lobelia, Blue cardinal flower, Trailing lobelia, Scarlet lobelia are annuals, perennials (including aquatics), and shrubs, found in tropical and temperate areas worldwide, especially in North, Central and South America. Their habitats range from marshes, wet meadows, and riverbanks to woodland, well-drained hilly and mountainous slopes, and desert. Often valued for their brightly colored, showy, semi evergreen to evergreen flowers, some cascading / trailing and versatility in the garden. Fully hardy to frost tender. Perennials are effective beside water, or in a mixed or herbaceous border. Low maintenance.
USES: Mixed or herbaceous border, Edging, Hanging baskets, Window boxes, Containers, Groundcover, Beds, Xeriscaping, Bee and Butterfly gardens, Bird gardens, Rock gardens, Along streams or ponds, Hummingbird or swallowtail gardens, Cut and dried flowers, Wildflower gardens.
TOLERANT: Drought, Clay soil, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky soil, Salt, Wet soil, Frost,
Botanical Name: Lobelia erinus ‘Sapphire Pendula’
Common Name: Trailing / Cascading Lobelia, Männertreu Hängend
Synonyms: Lobelia pendula, Dortmanna erinus
Type: Mounded, trailing, cascading Perennial grown as an Annual
Flower Color: Sapphire blue flowers with white eyes
Foliage Color: Bronze leaves
Flowering Time: Spring to Autumn
Plant Height: 6 - 8 in. (15-20cm)
Plant Width: 10 - 12 in. (25-30cm)
Plant Spacing: 6 - 8 in. (15-20cm)
Light Requirements: Partial Sun
Water Requirements: Medium
Soil Requirements: Deep, fertile soil
USDA Zone: 2-8
AHS Heat Zone: 8-1
Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Sow seed at 55-64°F (13-18°C) in late winter.
Misc: To improve flower performance, apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks in spring and early summer, then a nitrogen-free fertilizer every 2 weeks from midsummer onward.
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