Lobelia Trailing Fountain Light Blue

350 Plug Plants
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Quick Facts:

  • Supplied as: 350 Plug Plants
  • Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Product Code: 260210
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Fresh from the Nursery View Growing Advice

FREE delivery on orders over £60

View Delivery Options

Quick Facts:

  • Supplied as: 350 Plug Plants
  • Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Product Code: 260210
View Product Description
Lobelia Trailing  Fountain Blue | Tray of 350 Plug Plants
Lobelia Trailing  Fountain Blue | Tray of 350 Plug Plants Lobelia Trailing Fountain Light Blue | Tray of 350 Plug Plants

Lobelia Trailing Fountain Light Blue has a vigorous cascading habit with a profusion of flowers. With sky blue flowers are fantastic for baskets and containers. You will receive a tray of 350 Premium Quality Professionally Produced Plug Plants. All orders are carefully packed and shipped in our specially designed packaging. Plant your plug plants into our recommended 9 grower cell trays and grow on with cold weather protection, then plant out once the danger of frost has passed.

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For any order under £60 we charge £5.95 postage and package per delivery week selected on your order.

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All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

We are unfortunately currently unable to ship plants to Northern Ireland or International customers.

More Information
Product Code 260210
Supplied as 350 Plug Plants
Habit Trailing
Suitable for Hanging Baskets? Yes
Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
Scented? No
Plant Type Annual
Botanical name Lobelia erinus
Season spring
Planting Position Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flower Colour Blue

Size guide - Pack of 350 Plug Plants 

The most economical way to purchase your plants. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown on before planting out ready to flower. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 2.3cm deep x 1.3cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots or 9 cell trays.  Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks.  Water once the compost starts to dry out but remember.

If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food  to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.

Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.

Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.

Brookside Nursery Advice to get the best from your trailing lobelias.

The dainty looking flowers of the annual trailing lobelia are used to great effect in summer hanging basket and container displays. They can look fabulous as a statement display on their own but are usually planted as fillers as a foil for other larger bedding plants.

Once ready to plant outside, space at approx. 4-6" (10-15cm) apart in moist soil if planting into a container.

For a 12" or 14" hanging basket 3-5 plants should be sufficient when used with other plants.

Hanging baskets are generally placed in a sunny position but if you can give them some afternoon shade especially in prolonged hot weather, this will keep the basket from becoming too dry and the plants from scorching. Daily watering and a weekly high potash feed is recommended to keep basket flowers blooming throughout the summer months.

Trailing lobelias have shallow roots, so watering is essential to stop them drying out. Once they are depleted of moisture, lobelia will wilt and quickly dry out. Stems and flowers will brown. If this happens mid-season it is worth cutting back and seeing if the plant will revive.

At the end of the season lobelia can be removed and placed on the compost heap to rot down.

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