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Lobelia erinus 'Riviera Mid-Blue'

Edging Lobelia

Lobelia Riviera Midnight Blue is a frost tolerant, cool season thriver, covered in dainty, dark blue blooms with white eyes and bronze foliage. Its delicate texture and profuse flowers make it a welcome addition to rock garden beds, borders, containers, baskets, or garden beds. Plants keep their compact, mounded habit.

Height: 4-5 Inches

Spread: 7-8 Inches

Color: Deep Blue

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

The best spot to plant your Riviera Lobelia is a spot which soaks up the sun in the morning, followed by filtered or shaded afternoons. These cool season thrivers prefer average to moist soil but will not tolerate standing water. Not heavy feeders, a pre-applied granular, slow-release with a once per week dose of a complete balanced liquid feed should do the trick. Trim off any faded blooms to encourage new growth and flowering. During hot periods lobelia may die back, but when the temperatures cool back down the plant should bounce back.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Compact
  • Profuse Flowering
  • Mini Flower
  • Frost Tolerant
  • Dwarf

Design Use:

  • Trellis / Wall
  • Container
  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Texture
  • Mass Planting
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Ground Cover
  • Window Boxes
  • Edging

Exposure:

  • Full Sun / Part Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Bronze / Green

Habit:

  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Moist
  • Average

Vigor:

  • Compact