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Lobelia erinus Lucia® Dark Blue
Lobelia Lucia Dark ® Blue hybrid

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I'll put ZING in your SPRING. True blue flowers can be difficult to find in nature but Lobelia are true, real blue. This lobelia has better heat tolerance than older varieties. Best seller. Award winner. Continuous bloom or rebloomer. Blooms from planting to frost. Deadheading not necessary. Attracts birds and butterflies.

Uses: container, landscape
Part sun to sun
Plant in well drained soil
Height: 6" - 8"
Plant: 6" - 8" apart
Spread: 12" - 24"
Trails up to 24"
Habit: mounded
Growability: easy

Awards (to name a few)
2010 - Top Performer - Plant of Merit, University of Georgia
2010 - Top Performer, University of Wisconsin
2011 - Best of the Best (multiyear award), Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden


Uses Notes:
Great in both landscapes and containers of all kinds.

Maintenance Notes:
Self cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Laguna does not like "wet feet". Be sure that you do not keep the soil wet. Allow the soil surface to dry before watering again.

These newer types of Lobelia are much more heat tolerant than past plants. They will reliably bloom in warm temperatures unless night temperatures stay in the upper 70's or above. If you experience an extended time period with high night temperatures the plants may flush out of bloom, however, the plants themselves should continue to look good. If the plants do go out of flower using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to give the plants a "haircut" - a slight overall trim - should encourage additional branching. Additional branching will result in increased flower power once the plants begin blooming again after night temperatures fall.

The plants may be trimmed back at anytime if you feel they could use it.

A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Lucia® lobelias are bred to handle the summer heat better than most, delivering good all-season performance in landscapes, hanging baskets, window boxes, and combination containers. Choose from deep blue or vivid royal purple, self-cleaning selections when you buy.

Lucia® Dark Blue Lobelia erinus 'USLOB0901' USPP 21,791, Can 4,076

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