Lobelia Plants
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Lobelias

Dewronron added on July 4, 2011 | Answered

I bought hanging baskets, which were beautiful for a month. I watered them diligently, lightly fertilized, and they are in a sunny morning - bright shade location. They look terrible, still some blooms but lots of dead areas underneath. Should I cut them back dramatically?

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Heather
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Answered on July 7, 2011

Lobelias can benefit from a trimming to help them grow better. Cut the plant back by about a half to encourage new growth.

They may also be in just a slightly too shady spot. If you can get them to a brighter spot, this may help.

You may also want to water more often. In a container in summer, plants need to be watered at least once a day, twice a day if temps are over 85F.

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Dewronron
Answered on July 7, 2011

Thanks so much, Heather.....I'll try your suggestions.

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