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Lobelia erinus 'Cambridge Blue' (Trailing lobelia 'Cambridge Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1 year
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lobelia erinus 'Cambridge Blue'

Other names

Trailing lobelia 'Cambridge Blue'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Cambridge Blue' _ 'Cambridge Blue' is a compact, mat-forming to trailing annual with short, linear, dark green leaves and two-lipped, light blue flowers from early summer into autumn.


Lobelia erinus 'Cambridge Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer; Pale-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Mosaic virus Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Remove plant in autumn after flowering ends.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lobelia erinus 'Cambridge Blue' (Trailing lobelia 'Cambridge Blue') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Containers

Cultivation

Ideal edging, bedding and containers in partial shade. Best in moist soil in partial shade for best flowering performance. Feed regularly throughout the growing season.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lobelia erinus 'Cambridge Blue'

Other names

Trailing lobelia 'Cambridge Blue'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Cambridge Blue' _ 'Cambridge Blue' is a compact, mat-forming to trailing annual with short, linear, dark green leaves and two-lipped, light blue flowers from early summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer; Pale-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Remove plant in autumn after flowering ends.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lobelia erinus 'Cambridge Blue' (Trailing lobelia 'Cambridge Blue') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Containers

Cultivation

Ideal edging, bedding and containers in partial shade. Best in moist soil in partial shade for best flowering performance. Feed regularly throughout the growing season.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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