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botanical name:
Lobelia erinus 'Crystal Palace'
Lobelia erinus 'Crystal Palace' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Campanulaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.15m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Compact mat-forming or trailing half-hardy annual. Small narrow dark green leaves tinged with bronze. Prolific small dark blue flowers in summer. May over-winter in mild warm areas as a short lived half-hardy perennial .

Fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Adaptable to most soil types but needs consistent watering and will not tolerate dry periods.

From seed.

Border edges, bedding, hanging baskets and other containers.

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