This perennial is a must for natural areas. When in bloom brings butterflies and other insects to location and is very pretty!!!
Very pleased with this plant. Looks wonderful with other wildflowers.
Ordered these last year and the blue color is amazing this year.
The order arrived very well packed so that the plants were in fine shape when we received them.
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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.
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Great Blue Lobelia - Lobelia Siphilitica
The bright blue stalks of the 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.
Also known as Lobelia siphilitica or Blue Cardinal Flower is a plant that blooms pale purple-bluish flowers with tiny white streaks accenting the blossom.
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.