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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Lobelia erinus
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 5 inches
Location and soil: part shade; cool, moist soil
Uses: edging, containers
Bloom time: summer
Color range: light blue, dark blue, wine, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 8-12 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 21 days
Germination temp.: 75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6 inches
Growing On...
Pests:
Diseases:
Growing tips: good for a splash of blue in window boxes and hanging baskets


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