Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
Photo: Techno Blue Lobelia, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm Greenhouse, Burlington, ON, April 29 2014
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 1990's. Available May 2022, in 4" pots, combination planters and hanging baskets.

  • Description
    Looking for a blue flower? Lobelia is about as blue as you can get. We grow the Regatta series and Techno series which are profuse bloomers, and range in colour from deep sapphire blue to light blue. The regattas can be divided, as each pot has many plants.

    Winter Hardiness: Annual
    Light Requirements: Full sun - bright shade

    Where to plant: Containers

    Height: 4 - 6"

    Trails: 10 - 12"

  • Garden Performance
    Best suited as a trailer in containers and hanging baskets. Avoid hot areas of your garden, as Lobelia, especially the Regattas, can stop blooming if they get too hot. Fertilize lightly.

  • Trailing Regatta Series N/A 2022 We probably will not grow these again because they do not perform nearly as well in the heat as the Techno series.
    Blue Sky
    Blue Splash

  • Techno Heat Series (trailing)
    Best heat tolerance (often lobelia doesn't flower mid-summer because it can't take the heat, but this "heat" series is the best).
    Dark Blue
    Electric Blue
    Light Blue