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Scientific Name: Lobelia erinus L.
Family: Campanulaceae
Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: All zones as annual

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F, (-2C)

Heat Tolerance: Cold season annual in the low deserts

Sun Exposure: Full sun, shade in hot climate

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Short lived perennial grown as a tender annual, up to 8 inches tall, 8 inches spread (20 x 20 cm

Watering Needs: Abundant water, likes moist soil.

Propagation: Seeds

As most Lobelias, Lobelia erinus is poisonous.

Cultural Practices:
Start the Lobelia erinus seeds at 70F (21C), plant 10 week old seedlings in October in Phoenix (after last frost in colder areas). Plant 6 inches apart.

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