Mr Fothergill’s Lobelia Cambridge Blue Seeds
€3.20 “Price excl. VAT: €2.82”
Gentle sky-blue with a compact habit – good choice to plant with pinks and peaches.
Height: 15 cm/6-inch
Plant Class: Half Hardy Annual (HHA)
Useful Information: Partial shade; Suitable for containers; Suitable for hanging baskets
Sow and Grow: 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 degree C (60-68 degree 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, 5 cm (2-inch) 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, 15 cm (6-inch) apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over. Flowers: June-October.
Hints and Tips: Trim back plants, after the first flush of blooms fades, to encourage further flowering.