Lobelia - Fountains Formula Mixed
Lobelia 'Fountain Formula Mixed' is a trailing variety in shades of pink, blue, purple and white.
The fountains series has been specially bred to provide a mass of larger flowers and broader leaves which means that it provides a fuller cascade when used in hanging baskets, window boxes and cascades. It will provide a vibrant display from early summer to the first frosts in autumn.
|When to sow||Indoors February to April.|
|Sow thinly on the surface of moist compost filled pots or trays. Lobelia seeds are very small, mixing the seeds with silver sand may help a more even distribution of seeds.|
|Where to sow||Do not cover them with soil as they need light to germinate. Lightly press the seeds into the compost. Place in a warm position (temperature of 15 to 20°C (60 to 70°F) is ideal).|
|What to do next||When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant small clumps of 4-5 seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays and grow on in cooler conditions.|
|When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise indoor raised seedlings to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Then transplant into final growing position planting them 25cm (10in) apart.|
|Always water lobelia seeds and seedlings from the bottom, so the water will not disturb the small seeds and to minimise the risk of damping off.|
|Flowering period||June to October.|
|Uses||Good hanging baskets, window boxes, pots and containers.|