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Lobelia String of Pearls is an easy to grow annual groundcover that produces beautiful mounds of the flowers in the most cheerful cottage garden coloured tones (pink, purple, mauve and white), with little effort. This self-seeding variety flowers very quickly (within a month or so) is an ideal cottage plant, as it will generally grow as a quasi-perennial, by renewing itself through naturalised seedlings. The variety Lobelia String of Pearls is a traditional variety of Lobelia most often planted for its beautiful fountains of floral colour. Lobelia varieties are commonly used as a border plant in cottage gardens and can also be used in hanging baskets or at the base of trees in large pots to provide a display of potted colour.
Advantages of Lobelia String of Pearls
Early and extended flowering season (all year round, provided there are no frosts)
Ground cover plant producing abundant pink, purple, mauve and white flowers
Easy to grow, with seeds typically germinating in 10 - 14 days from sowing
10 - 12cm height at maturity
10 - 15cm apart is suitable planting distance
Flowers 4 - 5 weeks after sowing
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Hardy annual, although depending on soil moisture, can be self-seeding
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden