Blue lobelia

Blue lobelia


Part Sun,




Under 6 inches to 12 inches


To 1 foot wide

Flower Color:


Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Spring Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Problem Solvers:

Slope/Erosion Control

Special Features:

Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance



how to grow Blue lobelia



garden plans for Blue lobelia

Colorful Front-Yard Cottage Garden Plan
Colorful Front-Yard Cottage Garden Plan

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English Victorian Cottage Garden Plan

more varieties for Blue lobelia

'Blue Wings' lobelia

‘Blue Wings’ lobelia

Lobelia tenuior ‘Blue Wings’ bears large blue flowers on a mounding plant perfect for hanging baskets. It grows 10 inches tall.

'Lucia Dark Blue' lobelia

‘Lucia Dark Blue’ lobelia

Lobelia erinus ‘Lucia Dark Blue’ offers gorgeous true-blue flowers on a trailing plant that’s more heat tolerant than many older varieties. It trails to 24 inches.

'Magadi Blue' lobelia

‘Magadi Blue’ lobelia

Lobelia erinus ‘Magadi Blue’ offers better heat tolerance than most lobelias. It offers soft-blue flowers and grows 10 inches tall.

'Magadi Blue with White Eye' lobelia

‘Magadi Blue with White Eye’ lobelia

Lobelia erinus ‘Magadi Blue with White Eye’ is a sister to ‘Magadi Blue’ and also has great heat tolerance. It offers soft-blue flowers marked with a white throat. It grows 10 inches tall.

'Riveria' blue lobelia

‘Riveria’ blue lobelia

Lobelia erinus ‘Riviera Series’ bears flowers in a wide range of blue shades (as well as lilac, rose, and white) on vigorous, mounding plants.

'Riviera Midnight Blue' lobelia

‘Riviera Midnight Blue’ lobelia

Lobelia erinus ‘Riviera Midnight Blue’ bears dark blue flowers and bronze-tinged flowers on vigorous, mounding plants.

'Riviera White' lobelia

‘Riviera White’ lobelia

Lobelia erinus ‘Riviera White’ bears pure-white flowers on vigorous, mounding plants.

'Regatta Rose' lobelia

‘Regatta Rose’ lobelia

Lobelia erinus ‘Regatta Rose’ bears brilliant carmine-rose flowers with a white center on trailing plants.

'Regatta Sapphire' blue lobelia

‘Regatta Sapphire’ blue lobelia

Lobelia erinus ‘Regatta Sapphire’ bears clear blue flowers with a white center on trailing plants.

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