Lobelia Riviera Mix Lobelia Erinus is a tender perennial plant native to southern Africa. For early bloom, Lobelia Riviera Mix seeds can be started indoors in winter 10 - 12 weeks before the last frost. In most climate zones, Lobelia Erinus is grown as an annual, but in the USDA zones 10-11 this plant is perennial. Also called Edging Lobelia, this variety blooms with myriads of intensely colored flowers in white, blue, violet, purple, red and pink shades. Lobelia Riviera Mix provides a gorgeous display of color blooming all summer long and attracting butterflies to a garden.
Lobelia Riviera Mix flowering plant is highly prized for window boxes, hanging baskets, planters, containers, rock and butterfly gardens, and as a ground cover. The surface sowing is recommended for Lobelia Erinus seeds, and the Riviera series are known for blooming up to 2 weeks earlier than other varieties of Lobelia. Although Lobelia Riviera Mix ground cover plant grows best in full sun and moist, rich soil where summers are cool, Lobelia plants perform surprisingly well in hot areas if partial shade is provided.
Height: 4-5 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.5
USDA Zones: 10-11 (As Perennial) All regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter (10-12 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days