Ed Hume Seeds

White Lady Lobelia

LOBELIA White Lady

Annual-One Season Plant - Heigh, 6 inches

Upright compact plants with masses of white flowers against green foliage. Makes a stunning display planted alone or with other colored lobelias and annuals. Excellent for bordering containers, in the foreground of flower beds and edgings, hanging baskets and rock gardens. Blooms from summer till hard frost in fall.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Start seeds indoors in early spring, up to 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow in flats, pots or trays. Carefully space seeds about an inch apart. Do not cover seed with soil or medium, firm seed into soil with back of hand. Water carefully by misting with warm water to aid germination. Can also be sown directly outdoors soon after danger of frost has passed for later blooms.

THINNING & TRANSPLANTING: Plant seedlings outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Space plants 4 to 6 inches apart.

GERMINATION: Approximately 3 weeks at 70 degrees.

Ed's Special Advice

Plant in mostly sunny location where summers are cool. Protection from afternoon sun is preferred where weather is hotter. Grows best in rich well drained soil. Keep soil moderately moist and feed after first blooming period. If blooming ceases, lightly shear back plants to encourage new flowers.


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