Lobelia Seed - Lobelia Erinus Riviera Ground Cover Seeds

Lobelia Seeds - Riviera Mix

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 5 inches

Width: 6 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Mix

Growth Rate: Moderate

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained soil, pH 5.5 - 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Lobelia Erinus

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Press lightly into the soil but do not cover

Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 lobelia seeds covers 100 square feet

Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet until seeds have germinated

Plant Spacing: 6 inches

Lobelia (Lobelia Erinus Riviera Series) - What a gorgeous display of color grown from Lobelia seeds. Lobelia Riviera flowers are prized for window boxes, hanging baskets, planters, and ground covers. Although Lobelia Riviera ground cover plants do best in full sun and moist, rich soil where summers are cool, Lobelia plants will grow surprisingly well in hot areas if given partial shade. The Riviera Series is known for blooming up to 2 weeks earlier than other varieties of Lobelia. It is a compact plant that will bloom continuously all summer long.

If starting Lobelia seeds outdoors, it will not begin to flower for two months after seed is planted. For quicker flowering, start the ground cover seeds indoors 10 - 12 weeks before the last frost is due. Since the Lobelia seeds are very small, plant them on top of finely prepared soil without covering them. Transplant Lobelia seedlings after all danger of frost is passed, spacing them 6 inches apart. Remove flower spikes after blooming to produce further growth.