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Lobelia erinus compacta 'Snowball' - Easy Grow Range

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Neat bushy plants for beds and borders

Contrast nicely with darker flowered cultivars

Ideal for edging paths and borders

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Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 20cm (8in)

Half-hardy Annual

patioalpine & rockery

sun or semi shade

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Sowing Months Flowering Months

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Description

Our Easy Grow range of flower, fruit and vegetable seeds have been specially selected for superb performance with minimum fuss! Perfect for beginner growers and experienced gardeners alike, these reliable varieties are easy to germinate and grow to maturity, delivering colourful blooms and bountiful crops with every packet you sow.


Lobelia erinus compacta 'Snowball' creates a shimmer of gleaming white flowers in summer, with an occasional touch of pale blue. The dark green, finely cut foliage contrasts beautifully with the snowy blooms. This neat, compact variety has a bushy habit making it a fine edging plant for borders and pathways, particularly when partnered with darker cultivars. Also makes an excellent choice for filling patio containers. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").

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1 packet (500 seeds) (81545)

Sowing

Sow lobelia from late winter to mid spring on the surface of a good seed compost and gently firm down. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 18-24C (65-75F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 14-21 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When lobelia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in full sun or semi-shade on moist, fertile, well drained soil at a distance of 10cm (4") apart.

More Info
Feed and water lobelia plants frequently throughout the summer to promote an endless supply of delicate lobelia flowers. Caution: Contact with the white sap may irritate the skin and eyes.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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