Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia
Lobelia erinus 'Lobetis'
Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Laguna Series
Brand: Proven Winners
This compact variety produces beautiful blue and white blooms throughout the season; these eye-catching flowers are perfect for attracting butterflies to any garden or patio containers; heat tolerant and low maintenance make for the ideal filler
Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia features dainty blue flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its tiny narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Laguna® Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.