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Lobelia Techno® Blue

Lobelia Techno® Blue Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Syngenta Flowers


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lobelia Techno® Blue lo-BEE-lee-ah Genus: Lobelia
Unlike most trailing lobelias, this cultivar does not falter in hot temperatures. Techno® Blue is covered in intense, cobalt blue flowers. Its semitrailing, mounding habit is a great addition to containers and hanging baskets.
Noteworthy characteristics: Intense blue flowers; heat tolerant.
Care: Provide full sun to partial shade and fertile, moist soil.
Problems: Usually trouble-free.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Late Spring; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Annuals

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