Great Blue Lobelia

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$5.69
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,
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Reviews (14)

  • 5
    Great Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Betty Scoglin on Aug 15 , 2019

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

  • 4
    Wonderful Perennials

    Posted by Johnathan on Apr 01 , 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 May 21 , 2016

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

  • 4
    Very Happy

    Posted by Tina F on May 21 , 2016

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

  • 4
    Satisfied

    Posted by Danielle on May 06 , 2016

    The order arrived very well packed so that the plants were in fine shape when we received them.

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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 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.

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 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.

 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. 

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