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Lobelia erinus compacta 'String of Pearls' (Lobelia 'String of Pearls')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lobelia erinus compacta 'String of Pearls'

Other names

Lobelia 'String of Pearls'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'String of Pearls' _ 'String of Pearls' is a low-growing, compact, spreading annual. It has bronze-tinted, dark-green leaves and in summer and autumn, has a dense covering of red, purple, white or crimson flowers.


Lobelia erinus compacta 'String of Pearls' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Severe discomfort may result if ingested

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Violet, Blue, White, Red, Crimson in Summer; Violet, Blue, White, Red, Crimson in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed bronze, Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green, Flushed bronze in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lobelia erinus compacta 'String of Pearls' (Lobelia 'String of Pearls') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Hanging baskets

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free draining soil in full sun or partial shade. A liquid feed will prolong flowering in containerised plants, as will regular watering.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lobelia erinus compacta 'String of Pearls'

Other names

Lobelia 'String of Pearls'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'String of Pearls' _ 'String of Pearls' is a low-growing, compact, spreading annual. It has bronze-tinted, dark-green leaves and in summer and autumn, has a dense covering of red, purple, white or crimson flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Severe discomfort may result if ingested

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Violet, Blue, White, Red, Crimson in Summer; Violet, Blue, White, Red, Crimson in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed bronze, Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green, Flushed bronze in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lobelia erinus compacta 'String of Pearls' (Lobelia 'String of Pearls') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Hanging baskets

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free draining soil in full sun or partial shade. A liquid feed will prolong flowering in containerised plants, as will regular watering.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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