Lobelia Anabel Blue Hope Rooted Cutting Liner

Lobelia Anabel Blue Hope - Rooted Cutting Liner

Our Product CodeLOBBH
Sold in Liners of 100
Price Per Plug: 49¢
Total Per Tray: $49.00
1/3 Partial Tray
Price Per Plug: 64¢
Total Per Tray: $22.40

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Originally from South Africa, Lobelia are beautiful mounding plants which load up with unique blooms from late spring until frost. The upright varieties are most popular as edge plants in landscapes and are used in 1801s. Our trailing varieties are better used in hanging baskets or as cascading elements in mixed combos. Our vegetative cultivars have been bred and hand-chosen to have a wider color range and larger blooms, and they perform better in the heat than seed varieties.


Growing Tips

For best results with Lobelia, we recommend using a well-drained soil with a balanced fertilizer and a constant feed program of 100-150 ppm N with an EC between .90-1.2. Maintain a pH between 5.8 - 6.0.

Pinching

We recommend that you first pinch Anabel Blue Hope 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Pinch early and soft to promote good basal branching.

 

Spacing

Lobelia should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage. Usually 2’ centers on baskets will be enough.

Height Control

B-Nine, A-Rest and Bonzi have all been tested on Lobelia and are effective. In our experience, pinching is sufficient to create a well-shaped basket. If you decide to use PGRs, follow the label’s instructions.

Pests

Aphids, whiteflies and thrips are the primary pests attracted to Lobelia.

Disease

Anabel Blue Hope are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis while the days are short. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Anabel Blue Hope Liners

  1. We recommend planting 5 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4” pots, 2-3 plants per pot should be sufficient. When using 3 starters, plant them in a triangle in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinch Anabel Blue Hope 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Additional pinches every couple of weeks may be required to shape your final pot.

Rooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Lobelia Anabel Blue Hope Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time6 Weeks
10" crop time8-10 Weeks
Bloom PeriodSpring to Frost
ColorDARK BLUE W/WHITE EY
HabitCascading
Height8-10
LightFull Sun
Minimum Temp60
Perennial Zone9-11
Water NeedsModerate


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