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Great Blue Lobelia

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$5.99
Bloom Color
Blue,
Bloom Season
Summer,
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 & Shade, Full Sun, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun, Full Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,

Reviews (10)

  • 5
    Healthy

    Posted by Monica on 27th Aug 2019

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

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Nancy Jones on 26th Aug 2019

    I just love how this looks. Simply stunning.

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Toni Masterson on 23rd Aug 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 22nd Aug 2019

    This looks great planted in my front yard.

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Donna Myers on 15th Aug 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and Looks wonderful with other wild flowers.

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Betty Scoglin on 15th Aug 2019

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

  • 4
    Wonderful Perennials

    Posted by Johnathan on 1st Apr 2017

    This perennial is a must for natural areas. When in bloom brings butterflies and other insects to location and is very pretty!!!

  • 5
    Pleased

    Posted by Stephanie on 21st May 2016

    Very pleased with this plant. Looks wonderful with other wildflowers.

  • 4
    Very Happy

    Posted by Tina F on 21st May 2016

    Ordered these last year and the blue color is amazing this year.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Great Blue Lobelia - Lobelia Siphilitica  For Sale Affordable, Grower Direct Prices Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

great blue lobelia grow 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 attract hummingbirds and bumble bees. Great for gardens or even patio pots.

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Identify the blooms by looking for dark tubular flowers with three lobes. The scientific name of this species pays tribute to Matthias de l’Obel, 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 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 grow alongside streams and swamps; this serves as an indication of 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.

Affordable Great Blue Lobelia For Every Landscape 

Great Blue Lobelia 

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. 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.