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Lobelia Waterfall™ Dark Blue

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  • Vigorous, well-branched Waterfall fills pots fast.
  • Less pinching is needed to send fast, full plants to market.
  • Covered with free-flowering blooms, the mounded, semi-trailing plants fill mixed baskets and containers.
  • Early flowering and daylength neutral for early-Spring programs.
  • Performs well in many Fall markets for season-extending sales.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 8-12" (20-30cm)
Spread: 24-30" (61-76cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: Optional
Average Days with Mist: 6-9
Pinch: Optional
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4-5
Comments: Hormone will improve rooting. Pinch 18-21 days after sticking to improve branching.

Finishing

Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 5,000-8,000
Temperature Day: 71-76°F (22-24°C)
Temperature Night: 56-61°F (13-16°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed.
Pests: Thrips
Diseases: Botrytis
Comments: Blue has a mounded, trailing habit, while Lavender has a trailing habit. Ideal for Spring and Summer throughout North America. Will flower in Autumn, Winter and early Spring in the Sunbelt.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 9-10 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 10-11 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 4-5 ppp, 10-13 weeks