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Lobelia Erinus

Botanical Name:

Lobelia erinus

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Annuals, Perennials, Annual, Poisonous, Annual or sometimes perennial, decumbent to erect herb, 5–70 cm. long or tall.

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

Flowers are white, scarlet, or blue, 5-parted, tubular and irregular-shaped with 2 lips, Flowers in lax racemes; pedicels up to 5–45 mm. long, glabrous or occasionally pubescent; bracts similar to upper stem leaves, much shorter to equalling the pedicels; bracteoles c. 0·4· 1·2 mm. long, linear, at or near the base of the pedicel, occasionally absent.

Fruit

inconspicuous and not showy, Capsule 8–10–nerved with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 3–8 mm. long.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Campanulaceae

Genus

Lobelia

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