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Crystal palace bush lobelia annual


Hope you are all well. I am very new to gardening and early in the year bought and planted the above plant to only realise today it is annual. We have had a few flowers and it is well straggly. I also learnt today about pinching out which I had not done. Should I leave the plant to die, remove and discard, cut back and if so how much and finally will it shed seeds and how do I do this. 

Look forward to hearing from you. Blessings to you 


  • LynLyn Posts: 21,322
    edited October 2019
    I never bother with keeping them although if I overwinter a tub of plants in the greenhouse the inevitable one of two will have self seeded.
    Easy to sow from seeds next year, they take a little while to germinate so sow at the beginning of March rather than the end. 
    Next year, when your plants start looking straggly, grab them around the neck and chop off at the knees, if you can imagine that 🙂
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    What @Lyn says 👍
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