An eye catching grow set containing Petunia Purple Picotee which produces a procession of starry-shaped, deep purple blooms. Each trumpet has a well-defined, creamy white edge that makes these flowers really stand out from the foliage.
Sow indoors from January to April or outdoors from May to June.
Lobelia plants usually flower from June through to October.
Coir Block Instructions
If your growing kit contains a solid dry briquette, use the following instructions to create a moist growing medium to fill your container.
(Our standard coir briquette is approximately 300g and 18 x 10 x 4 cm in size, which may be cut down to suit the container size)
1. Place coir block into a large waterproof container and add approx. 850ml of water. (850ml per 300g block)
2. Allow coir to absorb the water for at least 1 hour. Stir well and add more water if needed.
The final consistency should resemble moist compost.
Prepared coir can be used to fill planting container, or mixed with compost and fertiliser for added nutrients.
Coir is a by-product of the coconut industry, and is perfect for helping plant roots keep moist as it absorbs and retains water more than compost.
1. Fill planter with moist growing medium (coir and compost mixture).
2. Then carefully open the sachet of seeds ready to sow.
3. Sow seeds thinly and evenly over the compost, you may want to only sow half the sachet of seeds, as you do not want to over crowd the container.
4. Gently firm down into compost and water lightly, compost should be moist to touch but not waterlogged.
5. Cover with plastic bag to create humidity and place in a warm spot to activate germination. Germination can take up to 3 weeks.
6. Once seedlings appear, remove plastic bag and place in a sunny spot on a warm windowsill or greenhouse.
7. Continue to water regularly, do not let the compost dry out.
8. Planter can be transferred outdoors when the weather becomes warmer in May, acclimatise to outdoors by leaving outside during the day for a couple of days.
9. Await your overflowing display throughout the summer!
If your planter becomes over-crowded thin out into other planters or direct into the garden for a larger flower display.
Fertilise once a month for best results and water regularly.
Trim back plants after the first shows of flowers have faded to encourage further flowering.
Stakes can be used to help train plants.
Do not eat ornamental flowers or seeds.
Some plants can be harmful if consumed or cause irritation if touched.
Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands thoroughly when finished.
See our list of potentially harmful plants here.