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Scientific Name: Lobelia erinus
Pronunciation: loe-BEEL-yuh ur-EYE-nus
Common Name: lobelia
Family Name: Campanulaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Trailing perennial; stem leaves 1.5 cm long, narrow, linear, serrate,mid-dark green; flowers 5 cm, raceme, tubular, blue/violet, Apr-June.
Course(s): HORT 1155, HORT 1193/1293, Level 2 Apprenticeship

Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Container planting, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include L. 'Tech Hepdab' (heat tolerant with dark blue flowers).
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Bronze
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear, Obovate
Apices: Acuminate, Rounded
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Blue, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(FEA) Field lab Equipment Area : cv. Techno Heat Upright Dark Blue
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
(PDW) PonD West : cv. Techno Heat Upright Dark Blue
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