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Lobelia valida 'True Blue' (Lobelia 'True Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lobelia valida 'True Blue'

Other names

Lobelia 'True Blue'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'True Blue' _ 'True Blue' is a spreading bushy perennial with small fleshy leaves. From summer to early autumn, it bears deep blue, two lipped flowers at the ends of its upright stems.


Lobelia valida 'True Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Bright-blue in Summer; Bright-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Crown rot Crown rot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lobelia valida 'True Blue' (Lobelia 'True Blue') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in moist free draining soil in a sunny spot

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Lobelia valida 'True Blue'

Other names

Lobelia 'True Blue'

Genus

Lobelia Lobelia

Variety or Cultivar

'True Blue' _ 'True Blue' is a spreading bushy perennial with small fleshy leaves. From summer to early autumn, it bears deep blue, two lipped flowers at the ends of its upright stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Bright-blue in Summer; Bright-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Crown rot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lobelia valida 'True Blue' (Lobelia 'True Blue') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in moist free draining soil in a sunny spot

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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