Asked on May 4, 2017

How do Iget my lobelia plants to last through the summer?

Janet PizaroNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CADana Baier


5 answers
  • Gma Kirk
    on May 4, 2017

    Water it slowly, preferably w a soaker hose, deeply- at least 6-8", but let the top inch or two dry before watering again so it doesn't get soggy. To keep it blooming, feed it fertilizero every 2-3 weeks through the summer. Mid summer, trim it back by half. (if you are more diligent a gardener than I am-Lol-you can pinch off the spent blooms to keep it flowering, too)
  • Jan Begley
    on May 4, 2017

    lobelias really don't like the hot summer sun
  • Dana Baier
    on May 4, 2017

    Depends on where you live. I've never been successful with them lasting very long in SoCal. Too hot! I'd check on the web about your specific gardening zone!
  • I move mine to a shady spot in the hot summer months.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 4, 2017

    As long as they do not dry out they will be fine.When mine stop flowering I cut them back Just make sure for all season color plant something el]se beside the lobelia.
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