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LOBELIA erinus RIVIERA MIDNIGHT BLUE

This extra early-flowering, mounded series is the market leader – plants bloom about 15 days earlier than standard varieties. Growers benefit from the reduced bench time, while retailers see an extended selling season. Vigorous Riviera flowers profusely in an extensive range of colours. Ball-shaped plants stay compact and mounded, making them perfect for beds, borders, containers and colour bowls. Riviera is an excellent pack performer that grows to 5 in. (13 cm) in the garden.

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Lobelia Riviera
(Lobelia erinus)

Germination

Use a well-drained, disease-free plug medium with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 and EC about 0.75 mmhos/cm (1:2 extraction). Do not cover the seed with vermiculite. If pelleted seed is used, ensure that the pellets are well- watered to allow them to dissolve.

Plug Production

Note: Multi-seed pellets produce an average of 5 to 7 seedlings per pellet.

Media

Use a well-drained, disease-free plug medium with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 and EC about 0.75 mmhos/cm (1:2 extraction).

Sowing

Do not cover the seed with vermiculite. If pelleted seed is used, ensure that the pellets are well-watered to allow them to dissolve.

Temperature

Germination: 70 to 76°F (21 to 24°C) Cotyledon stage: 68 to 74°F (20 to 23°C) True leaves: 66 to 72°F (19 to 22°C)
Hold plugs: 64 to 68°F (18 to 20°C) Germination takes 4 to 6 days in a germination chamber.

Light

If Lobelia seed is sown when daylengths are less than 12 hours, flowering time will be delayed. Day extension to about 12 to 14 hours will speed flowering.

Fertilizer

Feed plugs from Stage 2 with a complete fertilizer at 75 to 100 ppm N.

Growth Regulators

No plant growth regulators are required.

Growing On to Finish

Container Size

Riviera Lobelia are best-suited to production in flats of 48 to 72 cells for color sales. Regatta Lobelia should also be started in flats, but final use should be for hanging baskets, mixed containers or borders.

Media

Use a well-drained, disease-free, soilless medium with a pH of 5.2 to 5.8.

Temperature

Riviera and Regatta Lobelias perform best in moderate climates. Night temperatures in the 50s to lower 60s (°F) produce better-toned crops. Day temperatures should be set between 66 to 72°F (19 to
22°C).

Light

Lobelias flower more freely when daylength is longer than 12 hours. Lighting plants in Winter when daylength is less than 12 hours speeds flowering. In later Spring, when plants are grown under higher temperatures, light shading helps to produce shorter and better-toned plants.

Fertilization

Lobelias are light to moderate feeders and perform best when a complete fertilizer is used at 150 to 200 ppm N. Reduce fertilizer rate at the end of the crop to keep the plants compact.

Growth Regulators

B-Nine has proven effective in controlling height in Lobelias. Use of foliar sprays at 3,000 to 5,000 ppm before the plants begin to elongate will produce nice compact basket for Regatta Lobelia. A rate of 2,500 ppm is generally enough to produce compact plants of the Riviera varieties.

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