Lobelia Love

I have never grown lobelia before this year, but I am head over heals in love with it.

Blue Lobelia

I planted a six pack of them in this basket a few weeks ago

Blue Lobelia

and they just keep blooming and blooming.

Blue Lobelia

Lobelia erinus – annual – full sun to part shade – 8 to inches in height – Zones 2-11

How come I never knew about these little gems before?

Blue Lobelia is a wonderful annual to add to your garden this year. It comes in VIBRANT shades with loads of blooms and grows in full sun to part shade.

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  1. says

    Very pretty!!! I had some white lobelia in a pot that I planted a month or so ago with some pink double impatiens, but for some reason the lobelia died. I don’t know why; it usually does really well. I love the vivid color of your blues!

  2. says

    Beautiful basket of blooms! I did these a couple of years ago and loved them! I found mine at a new green house just south of town, but had not seen them at walmart before!
    I need to do them again.
    Hugs- Tete

  3. says

    OH the lobelia is lovely in the basket! I’ve never thought of planting things in a basket like that…so charming! Thanks for posting my giveaway on your sidebar!

  4. says

    I love lobelia! I really like how you have them in a basket. I have always planted them with other flowers in my urns. I think I will copy your idea. They are stunning all alone!

  5. says

    I absolutely love your lobelia basket. I’ve never used it before but did see some at the garden center last week. I may just have to go back and see if any is left. Love how it spills over the basket. It looks so inviting on the steps.
    Hope you have a great Sunday,

  6. says

    I’ve seen Lobelia in the garden center but have never grown it. I’m going to have to remember to try it next year. Yours sure is pretty1

  7. says

    SO pretty! I’ve always seen lobelia in hanging baskets, but never tried it either. And I do LOVE any blue flowers! Let us know how it does the rest of the summer. I’ll have to remember it for next year!


  8. says

    Love your basket. Our color theme on the porch is red yellow and blue, Lobelia works so well in our porch boxes. It’s a must for every garden…a great pop of blue.

  9. says

    I love Lobelia too, especially the trailing lobelia for baskets and hanging planters. I always try to put them in transportable containers so when it gets too hot for them I can keep them in a shadier location and they last all summer. On another not, I love the font in your Header, could you tell me what it is?

  10. Mary says

    Hey Pam, I love lobelias but I have had no success with them. Temperatures here get as high as 39 degrees. I am totally in awe at yours . You must have grown from seedlings ? I have tried from seeds ? Any advice for me ?

    • says

      I have not grown from seed before Mary, I normally pick up the little cell packs at the local nursery. I have heard from other gardening friends that they do grow easily from seeds, but most people agree that they don’t like to dry out in the heat of the summer, so keep them watered. I normally grow it in a container (basket,hanging basket or something like that, so I’m watering it daily anyhow).

  11. Mary says

    I just bought this plant. I put it in a hanging container with white trailer. Should be Really pretty together. Can’t wait until it gets bigger. I love it also.

    • says

      They have a new variety called Techno Heat lobelia and I just planted some for the first time this year. It’s supposed to take the mid-summer heat much better than the traditional variety. A friend in North Carolina planted it last year and she said it flowered all summer long so I thought I’d give it a try this year!

      • says

        Thanks so much for the heads up on the new heat tolerant lobelia , I love those gorgeous flowers ,can’t wait to get to garden center to find me some . Thanks again Pam ,,

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