Lobelia x Gerardii ‘Vedrariensis’ -(Lobelia)
A stately plant for the border which has long spires of dark violet flowers. It is an asy care plant which makes a good cut flower.
Lobelia x gerardii, ‘Vedrariensis’ is a tall upright plant which produces throughout summer, handsome spires of dark violet flowers on the top of dark green leaves which are tinged with purple. It is an architectural plant which adds height and drama to the border.
The plant likes medium to wet well drained soils in full sun. But it can tolerate partial shade. It likes plenty of water.
It is grown in beds , borders and containers and on the banks of streams.
It is rabbit resistant , and attracts butterflies. It is a good cut flower.
Sow indoors in late winter-late spring. Surface sow, finely, onto moist well-drained seed compost. Mixing seed with silver sand may help you to do this. Do not cover the seed as it needs light to germinate. Ideal temp. 22-24°C. Germination takes 10-14 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed.
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