A pretty grow set containing an extremely dwarf sweet pea producing masses of sweetly scented dazzling bi-colour blooms over a long period of time. Villa Roma is a bushy variety that requires no staking or trellis and is ideal for patios.
Sow indoors from January to April or outdoors from May to June.
Lobelia plants usually flower from June through to October.
1. Open bag of compost and fill planter, keeping a little back to cover the seeds.
2. Water the compost lightly then carefully open the sachet of seeds ready to sow.
3. Sow each seed individually and evenly over the compost to a depth of 1cm, three to four seeds will fill this container with overflowing blooms.
4. Cover with remaining compost, gently firm down 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!
To create a neater-bushier plant with plentiful blooms, pinch out and remove the growing stem after the second pair of leaves have developed.
Fertilise once a month for best results and water regularly.
Remove faded flowers regularly to promote further flowering.
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.