Great Blue Lobelia

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$4.89
Color
Blue, Purple/Lavender,
Color
Blue, Purple/Lavender,
Categories
Perennials
Bloom Season
Summer, Fall,
Bloom Season
Summer, Fall,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
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Reviews (15)

  • 4
    nice

    Posted by john stevenson on Jun 01 , 2021

    have not received the trumpet vine yet

  • 5
    Just received and planted my blue lobelia

    Posted by Frances on May 19 , 2021

    Looking great! Lots of during roots and some green leaves.

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by MKC on Mar 15 , 2021

    Arrived today and I am eager to plant them. They appear healthy and I am sure they will blooming this August. Thank you!

  • 5
    Beautiful colors

    Posted by Lisa on Dec 29 , 2020

    Gorgeous colors great quality.

  • 4
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Good on Jun 01 , 2020

    Came as described.. can't wait for them.to bloom

  • 5
    Healthy

    Posted by Monica on Aug 27 , 2019

    Everything looks great. Can’t wait to see them bloom!

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Nancy Jones on Aug 26 , 2019

    I just love how this looks. Simply stunning.

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Toni Masterson on Aug 23 , 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by George Bradfored on Aug 22 , 2019

    This looks great planted in my front yard.

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Great Blue Lobelia - Lobelia Siphilitica is a Hardy Blooming Plant

Great blue lobelia grows between 12-18" in zone 3-9 from summer to early fall. The plant is hardy and known to bloom straight through the frost. They thrive in partial or full-shade and in loamy, well-drained soils. The spiked colony of flowers attracts hummingbirds and bumblebees. Great for gardens or even patio pots.

Great Blue Lobelia grows Alongside Streams and Swamps.

Identify the blooms by looking for dark tubular flowers with three lobes. The scientific name of this species pays tribute to Matthias de Lobel, a French Botanist. This plant is native to the Eastern United States area and is from the Campanulaceae family. The category of plants it is a member of. It is called the Herbaceous perennial group. Lobelia siphilitica prefers dark, rich, and moist soils. For full sun, a Northern cooler climate works best to balance the plant's temperature requirements. If growing with a Central Coast or Southern Climate, part shade is ideal for health.

This plant requires consistent watering- moisture should always be present. In its native environment, Blue Lobelia grows alongside streams and swamps; this indicates how much moisture it requires. The bloom time of this plant occurs between July and September- perfect for beginning gardeners; the maintenance level is low for this species.

This plant is not known to be susceptible to chronic insect or disease afflictions. It is capable of withstanding pest invasions as well as deer, although snails and slugs have been known to take a bite occasionally. Typical uses for this plant include wild gardens or anywhere near running water or large pools of water. It is known for having the ability to self-seed, attracts bees and hummingbirds, and is extremely sensitive to drought.

 The Great Blue Lobelia, scientific name Lobelia siphilitica, is a flowering plant of the Campanulaceae family, or the Bellflower family, native to the eastern and central regions of the US and Canada. They are growing naturally in moist soil in partial to full shade. These purple flowers spread from 1 to 1.5 feet wide and prefer cool, wet climates along the edges of water sources and in swamps and meadows. 

  This herbaceous perennial, also commonly known as the blue cardinal flower, reaches between 2 and 3 feet high at peak maturity and features showy, tubular, or trumpet-shaped blooms clustered along with straight, leafy stalks. Flowerheads feature two lips, the upper of which formed of two lobes and the lower of three. The leaves of the lobelia are oblong and spear-shaped, reaching up to 5 inches in length. Each leaf features fine tooth-like cilia. 

  The hue of the flower's petals varies from a muted lavender to a pale blue. The leafy stalk tends to remain straight and unbranched, although occasionally, some branching may occur. 

  Great Blue Lobelias bloom from July through October. Seeds tend to be produced between September and November and can be hand collected for propagation. Plants grow from a loose scattering of seeds on the surface of the soil. 

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