Information for Lobelia valida African Skies

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 67881
Type of plant - annual
Flower: BLUE,WHITE centre,long flg.
Height in meters: 0.3

Lobelia valida African Skies is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
130:   Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)
131:   Toxic Plants
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
286:  Campanulaceae
471:  Lobeliaceae

Germination guide
Lobelia valida African Skies 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 valida African Skies 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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