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Lobelia Cardinalis from seed

cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

Anyone had any experience with this. I have tried in the past eventually managed one small plant from a lot of seeds and slugs ate it. I know its a bog plant do I need to be keeping the soil very moist all of the time. Any tips. Thanks


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,192

    Hi cairnsie. It is a good idea to keep them very moist at all times. They like sun or partial shade.

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  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    Best to buy one plant and  keep it in a pot where it can be better protected from slugs. I found they produce off sets very easily so you can very quickly multiply your stock.

    The touble is they are slug magnets. I am now going to try them in big patio pots.

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Ill try with seed if not ill buy a plant. I think possibly I haven't kept them wet enough.

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