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Downy Blue Lobelia

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$4.99
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,

Reviews (1)

  • 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

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.

Downy Blue Lobelia main habitat stretches along open roadways and forests from the northern third of Florida up to New Jersey and westward towards Texas and Arkansas.

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!

Downy Lobelia is a great addition to your home!