Lobelia Seeds - Riviera Mix
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
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
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Care & Maintenance: Lobelia
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.
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.