Fountains lobelia (mixture of colours) - Lobelia pendula.
Ideal for hanging containers.
A colorful mixture of various colors with climbing, flowing shoots up to 30 cm in length. The plant is highly branching, the stems are completely covered with spectacular flowers. Ideal for decorating balconies, creating carpet beds. For better tillering, pinch the tops of young plants. After the first wave of flowering, the ends of the stems are cut. It blooms profusely and continuously throughout the summer.
Growing conditions. Sowing on seedlings superficial, germination in the light. At a temperature of + 18 ° C, seedlings appear in 7-14 days. Landing in open ground in small groups. Plants are warm and light-requiring, grow better in sunlit places with well-drained, fertile soil. Regular watering is required. The seeds are very small, about 30,000 seeds per gram.
Location: thermophilic, reaches the greatest decorative effect in open, sunny places.
Soil: grows well on moderately moist loamy or sandy loam soils.
Reproduction: seeds, which are sown in February in a greenhouse. For even sowing, the seeds are mixed with dry sand in a ratio of 1:50 and not covered. Seedlings are very small and develop slowly. Dive twice into light ground. Seedlings are planted in the ground after the end of spring frosts, keeping a distance of 15 cm between plants.
Usage: as an ornamental deciduous and flowering plant in flower beds, rabatkas and groups, in borders and carpet compositions.
Irresistible in hanging baskets. Wide colour range.
Flowers: Summer Position: Sun or Partial Shade
Germination: Easy Aftercare: Easy
Just what hanging baskets call for - a colourful range of hanging lobelia in burgundy, bicoloured white and blue, white and pink, violet, lilac and Cambridge blue. Try this lovely mixture also in tubs and windowboxes. Flowers mid summer to autumn. Trailing.
Sowing Instructions: Sow late winter to mid spring at +18+24°C 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.
Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant in bunches of 3 or 4 per 7.5 cm pot and grow on in cooler conditions. Plant up into containers, hanging baskets etc., and leave for 10-15 days before moving out of doors after all risk of frost.
Eng.: Edging lobelia, fountains lobelia. Suom.: Riippalobelia. Sven.: Kaplobelia.