Lobelia richardii – The Basket Lobelia. This lobelia produces long arching stems with thousands of bright blue flowers. A real must for a hanging basket. They are made from cuttings rather than seeds, giving them extra strength and vigour.
Details Lobelia Richardii
- Ideal plant for in a pot on your terrace
- Flowers for months
- Dense Growth
- Suitable for Small Gardens
- Blooms: May – October
- Flower colour: blue
- Full grown height: 10 – 25 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 7 cm
- Hardiness: Not hardy
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Lobelia Richardii
Upon receipt: water the root balls well, they should not float when put in a saucer with water. Carefully adapt the plants to their new environment do not expose to direct sunlight straight away. Plant when all danger of frost has passed.
Plant them in pots, containers, hanging baskets or borders. Loosen the base of the root ball and spread out the bottom roots before planting. Place the containers out of full sun. Water freely in the summer to keep the soil moist, make sure not to waterlog it.
Fertilize with organic pellets and ideally add slow release fertilizer to the soil when planting (one tablet for 2- 3 plants. Allow the plants approx 6 weeks to establish themselves completely.