Laguna® Ultraviolet™ Lobelia
Lobelia erinus 'Laguna Ultraviolet'
Laguna® Ultraviolet™ Lobelia flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Laguna Series
Brand: Proven Winners
This variety produces cascading violet blooms throughout the season; the eye-catching flowers are perfect for attracting butterflies to any garden or patio containers; heat tolerant and low maintenance make for the ideal filler
Laguna® Ultraviolet™ Lobelia features dainty purple flowers with violet overtones and white eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its tiny narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Laguna® Ultraviolet™ Lobelia is an herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Laguna® Ultraviolet™ Lobelia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Laguna® Ultraviolet™ Lobelia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Laguna® Ultraviolet™ Lobelia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.