Sapphire Trailing Lobelia
This variety is ideal for hanging baskets. A classic for the window box. Flowers are a lovely blue with a white eye, trailing to a length of 12 inches.
Annual, Perennial zones 10-11
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, seeds need light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 6-8” apart after the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Starting indoors is recommended. Direct sow around the last frost date, only in areas with long growing seasons.
Growth Habit: Trailing
Height and Width: 6-8” by 12”
Spacing: 6-8” apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Fertile, moist but well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 80-90 days
Uses: Rock gardens, planters and containers, hanging baskets and window boxes, attracts butterflies, deer resistant
Care: Amend the soil with compost before transplanting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time. Keep well watered in hot and dry weather.