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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
description:
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 .

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Border edges, bedding, hanging baskets and other containers.

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