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Lobelia 'Big Blue' (P)

Lobelia 'Big Blue' (P)

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

The flowers are nearly twice the size of L. 'Ricardii' and just as profuse.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

Suitable for any tub, pot or basket as long as it is allowed to trail to show off its full potential.

Resilience:

Tender

Habit:

Trailing

Height x Spread / Trail:

20 x 30 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

blue

white

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

May - September

Planting Recommendations:

Basket

Container

Prefers:

Temperature Tolerance:

To keep this plant over winter it must be kept in a frost free area.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

CAMPANULACEAE

Genus:

Lobelia

Cultivar:

Big Blue

UPOV:

WESLOBIGBLUE

UPOV No:

EUPVR 7070

Category:

Summer Patio Flowering

Recommended Pot Sizes:

9cm

11cm

1Ltr

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

26 weeks over Winter

10 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Medium crop 8 - 15C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

January - May

Recommended Sales Window:

February - August

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:08/1818/1828/18
Qty:3149

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Aphid

Common Diseases:

Botrytis

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.