Lobelia Blue Carpet Lobelia Erinus is a herbaceous perennial plant native to southern Africa. For quicker flowering, Lobelia Blue Carpet seeds can be started indoors 10 - 12 weeks before the last frost, and despite being the tender perennial in warm climate, Lobelia Erinus is most often grown as an annual flower. Also known as edging Lobelia, this variety produces masses of small, showy, bright, light-blue flowers with white center. Lobelia Blue Carpet starts to bloom in late springs and continue to bloom profusely all summer long adding intense blue color to a garden.
Lobelia Blue Carpet makes a beautiful ground cover, and it is also the popular garden flower for growing in containers, hanging baskets, window boxes, rock and butterfly gardens. Lobelia Erinus seeds require light to germinate, so surface sowing is recommended for the best result, and established Lobelia Blue Carpet grows best in rich, moist but well drained soil tolerating full sun or partial shade perfectly.
Height: 4-5 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.5
USDA Zones: 10-11 (As Perennial) All regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter (10-12 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days