Lobelia and Rudbeckia
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I love the various shades of blue in lobelias, the robin's egg blue, the deep sky blue and the midnight blue too.
I often buy a six pack of lobelias to tuck in to containers with other flowers. They grow about 3 inches tall and flow down over the sides in a graceful manner.
Trailing varieties can flow downward up to 18 inches.
You can also find white, pink and lavendar lobelia. A favorite edging variety is Cambridge Blue and for trailing Cascade Mixed.
Lobelia are "half hardy" to 32 degrees (zone 10) and I think of them as an annual.
They spark up containers of mixed flowers like pansies, violets, godetias and nasturtiums.
Do you have some container plants to recommend?