Crystal Palace Lobelia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 20 seeds
Item #54060-PK-P1


Lush, reliable, and long flowering

Days to Maturity: 84 to 98

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 1993

Crystal Palace Lobelia, a dwarf species, is a tender perennial (Zones 10-11), usually grown as an annual, offering spring and summer interest. Lush and reliable, it blooms profusely in masses of showy, dainty dark blue flowers that smother the long-flowering plant throughout the season. Borne in large, loose clusters, the flowers attract butterflies.

A Lobelia erinus, a highly popular traditional garden favorite, Crystal Palace has an upright, compact, bushy habit of narrow, bronze-tipped green leaves. It is shown to best effect grouped or massed as it forms a low cushy mat of intensely colored blooms. Lobelia is perfect for rock gardens, beds, border edges, and containers.

Lobelia prefer full sun to dappled shade and organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. The plants perform best in cool spring weather and may decline in hot and humid summer conditions. So, under those conditions, more shade, consistent water, and a 2-inch layer of mulch is recommended. They are deer tolerant and virtually pest and disease free.

Start lobelia seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before last frost and transplant seedlings to the garden after all threat of frost has passed.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

This seed comes as a pellet. Pelleted seeds are small seeds that have been clay-coated to make them larger and more uniform in size and shape, making them easier to handle when planting.


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Genus Lobelia
Species erinus
Variety Crystal Palace
Item Form (P) Pkt of 20 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Spring - Late Spring
Days to Maturity 98
Habit Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack 20
Plant Height 5 in
Plant Width 6 in - 8 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Dark Blue
Foliage Color Bronze
Light Requirements Part Shade

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