Information for Lobelia bridgesii

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 442582
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:8
Type of plant - shrub
Flower: large PINK, darker eye, trumpets to 2.5cm. long
Foliage: toothed, pointed...bushy plant, thick stems, dies back in cold
Height in meters: 0.75-2

Lobelia bridgesii is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
9:   Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
47:   Chilean Native Plant Tree and Shrub Seeds
131:   Toxic Plants
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
190:   Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
286:  Campanulaceae
471:  Lobeliaceae
952:   Wholesale Selection

Germination guide
Lobelia bridgesii seeds will usually germinate in 15-20 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Lobelia bridgesii seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22C.

Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4C or 5C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".

Place seed of perennial types in fridge for 3 months.

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