Paprastoji lobelija – Lobelia erinus

Paprastoji lobelija

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePaprastoji lobelija
Latin plant nameLobelia erinus L.
English plant nameEdging Lobelia
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 10 to 15
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • violet
  • blue, blue tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Grouptypical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. Seeds are very small. 40000-50000 seeds per 1 gram. Seeds germinate within 14 days. Seeds stay viable for 3 years. Seeds are sown in pots or boxes in March. Seedlings are very small so few plants are replanted in one pot.

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