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Early Springs™ White Lobelia

Lobelia erinus 'KLELE12473'

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Early Springs White Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'KLELE12473') at Roger's Gardens

Early Springs™ White Lobelia flowers

Early Springs™ White Lobelia flowers

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Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Early Springs Series

Brand:  Ball


This compact, free-flowering series produces small, dainty flowers that smother small green foliage, creating a full display of color; perfect for patio containers, hanging baskets and garden landscapes; heat and shade tolerant; little to no deadheading

Ornamental Features

Early Springs™ White Lobelia features dainty white flowers with powder blue calyces at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. Its tiny ferny leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Early Springs™ White Lobelia is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Early Springs™ White Lobelia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Early Springs™ White Lobelia will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant should be grown in a location with partial shade or which is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. 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.

Early Springs™ White Lobelia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features