Edg­ing lo­belia

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(Lo­belia er­i­nus)

These beau­ti­ful indige­nous flow­ers look their best in a pot, hang­ing bas­ket or along the front of a bed. Plant a large group in the same colour to­gether for the most im­pact. They’re also ideal for soft­en­ing the edge of a path­way. Apart from deep blue lo­belias, there are also light blue, pur­ple, white, rose and crim­son va­ri­eties. Most have a white eye in the cen­tre of the flower.

Buy a six-pack of seedlings or sow seeds in au­tumn or spring in well-drained, prefer­ably slightly sandy soil. They flower abun­dantly from Oc­to­ber to March. Lo­belias grow eas­ily in all re­gions of the coun­try as an an­nual sum­mer plant. Keep well-wa­tered dur­ing the grow­ing sea­son.

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