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Downy Blue Lobelia

Low wholesale prices on large quantity purchases of 100+ plants
$8.99
Bloom Color
Blue,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Season
Spring, 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,
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Reviews (7)

  • 5
    Downy Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Thomas Sims on 27th Aug 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    Downy Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Teddy Knoe on 26th Aug 2019

    the blooms are just awesome

  • 5
    Downy Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Nancy Layne on 22nd Aug 2019

    These are just amazing.

  • 5
    Downy Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Vickie Delayn on 22nd Aug 2019

    These are just beautiful. Vibrant color.

  • 5
    Downy Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Andrea Fanning on 15th Aug 2019

    Looks wonderful with other wild flowers. These are so remarkable. Got a lot of compliments on them. Very easy to grow and care for.

  • 5
    Downy Blue Lobelia

    Posted by Regina Crow on 15th Aug 2019

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

  • 5
    Downy Blue

    Posted by Faith Nordby on 31st Jul 2018

    I recommend these! Beautiful Blue flowers

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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

Downy Lobelia - Lobelia Puberula For Sale Affordable Grower Direct Prices Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

Downy Blue Lobelia The downy lobelia, one of many in the beautiful lobelia family, is a late summer blooming perennial with irregularly shaped purple or blue flowers with white centers. Most people know the downy lobelia by the fact that the flowers grow sideways from the central stalk and by their beautiful colors. Downy Lobelia upper lip of each flower has two lobes; the lower has three. Downy Lobelia elliptical leaves alternate along the stem directly without a petiole, intertwining with the flowers, and can be recognized by the small, irregularly spaced teeth and hairy underside. Frequently Downy Blue Lobelia reaches 5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. The downy lobelia’s fruit is small and seedy, and Downy Lobelia propagates via those seeds into clumps when it grows in the wild. Bees are the primary pollinators of the downy lobelia, and it can be found in gardens throughout the lower 48 states.

Buy Fast Growing Downy Blue Lobelia

As a landscaped flower, it is unique and showy and adaptable to a variety of climate and soil conditions. Usually, Downy Lobelia prefers moist, sandy and open ground but also does well in swamps, meadows, and woodlands. When landscaping, keep the soil watered because Downy Lobelia prefers consistent moisture. Downy Lobelia does best in the sun to partial shade but can grow to as much as 3-5 feet in some cases so keep open spaces around them when doing your landscaping. Each winter it dies back into the ground, but Downy Lobelia will return in the early spring with new basil leaves along the stems before blooming in late summer. Buy Downy Lobelia today!

Affordable Downy Lobelia For Every Landscape Project and Design

Downy Blue Lobelia 

Downy Blue Lobelia (Lobelia puberula) displays bright purplish-blue flowers with white centers, adding elegant beauty to any garden or property. The perennials are not fussy about the soil they sit in as long as there is consistent moisture. When it comes to growth, these delicate but hardy flowers can reach an amazing height of three to five feet. They also intrigue admirers because the blooms grow sideways from their central stalks.

 

 The perennial blooms late in summer and puts on quite a vibrant show that can last through November. Bees are the leading pollinators of the Downy Blue Lobelia along with butterflies that also flit about the plant's spires of flowers and bushy foliage. Hummingbirds also enjoy dining on the Lobelia's nectar.

 

 Downy Blue Lobelia thrives in six or more hours of daily sun and does well in USDA zones 4-9. A little afternoon shade is also beneficial to the flower. Nursery experts recommend adding a light layer of mulch around the soil to help the flowers retain moisture. After the blooms wilt, the old flowers can be pinched off to spur the growth of more flowers.

 

 Lobelia doesn't appear to be too hardy, but these flowers are and can withstand a frost and not suffer any damage.

 

 Vibrant flowers add interest to any landscape, and Downy Blue Lobelia stands tall among the rest.