Mr Fothergills Lobelia Sapphire Trailing Seeds
Mr Fothergills Lobelia Sapphire Trailing Seeds

Mr Fothergills Lobelia Sapphire Trailing Seeds

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Cascading flowers for baskets

Rich, bright cobalt-blue with small white 'eyes'.

  • Grown in Partial Shade
  • Suitable for Containers
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets

Height: 30cm(12in)
Plant Class: Half Hardy Annual (HHA).
Habit: Bushy, Trailing.

Growing Instructions

Sow indoors, January-April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow thinly on the surface of a small tray of pre-watered compost. Place in a warm, light position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep the compost moist. The tray can be covered with clingfilm to preserve humidity, but remove when seedlings appear, usually in 14-21 days. Transplant them, in tiny clumps, 5cm (2") apart, to other trays when large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 15cm (6") apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over. Flowers: June-October.