Botanical Name: Lobelia erinus
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10–11; otherwise grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 6″–8″ long
Variety Information: ½” flowers in blue, lilac, red, ruby, and white
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Spring to frost
Attributes: Attracts Beneficial Insects, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. In Mild Climates, sow in late summer for winter color.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.
Days to Emerge: 15–20 days
Seed Depth: Press lightly into surface
Seed Spacing: Sow in groups of 12–20 seeds, 4″–6″ apart
Thinning: Not required.