- Height 8-12 Inches
- Width 10-12 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Perfect for adding blue flowers to hanging baskets & containers!
- Growing Zones 9 - 11
A more heat tolerant lobelia than most cultivars, Laguna Compact Blue with Eye is a wonderful choice for mild to warm climates. Midwest and Northern gardeners will have a nearly constant display of blossoms on this sun loving annual. Its lovely white apron contrasts beautifully with the true blue petals and medium green foliage to make a wonderful hanging basket or container plant for your porch or patio.
Native to South Africa, Zones 9a through 11b, it is grown as an annual in Zones 2-8. Plant out after the danger of the last frost has passed and it will bring you bright blue blossoms from spring to summer. In hot climates, the blooms may flush out until the temperatures cool once again, but the Laguna series of lobelia are specifically bred to tolerate more heat. Lobelia are also considered to be very deer resistant.
Laguna Compact Blue Lobelia Care
This semi-compact low growing annual requires little care on your part once established. It enjoys full sun with light shade in hotter regions, and moderately moist soil. Water only when the top couple of inches of soil has dried. Give it well draining soil with a pH range of 5.8 to 6.2 and it benefits from regular weekly feedings with a water soluble fertilizer when planted in containers. Dressing with compost should be sufficient for landscape plantings.
Lobelia does not need to be deadheaded as it self cleans its blossoms, but it will benefit from a light pinching or pruning to encourage branching and increased blooms. If hot weather causes it to flush out and stop blooming, lightly shear the entire plant to encourage new growth and blossoms when temperatures cool.
Laguna Compact Blue Lobelia Spacing
Growing up to only 12 inches tall and spreading out 12 inches wide, you can space these plants 6-8 inches apart. This makes container planting easy and this plant pairs nicely with other low to medium height annuals and vertical spike grasses and flowers. Capitalize on the addition of its true blue color in your hanging baskets, containers, borders and edgings in your cottage garden.
Laguna® Compact Blue Lobelia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
|Flower Color(s): Blue
|Flower Description: Blue-True
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
|Foliage Color(s) Green
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height Class: Short
|Height: 8-12 Inches
|Spread: 10-12 Inches
|Spacing: 6-8 Inches
|Drought Tolerant: No
|Container Role: Filler
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape
|Features: Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
|Scientific Name: Lobelia erinus 'Lobetis' USPP 16,112, Can 1,975
|Common Name: Laguna® Compact Blue Lobelia
|Other Name(s): Edging Lobelia
|Plant Type: Annual
|Brand: Proven Winners
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.