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Lobelia Syphilitica- Great Blue Lobelia

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Minimum Purchase:
100 units
$1.29
Ships
Year Round
Bloom Color
Blue,
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Bloom Season
Summer,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

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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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Ships Year Round

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Lobelia Syphilitica- Great Blue Lobelia

The Great Blue Lobelia is also commonly known as the Blue Cardinal Flower. This beautiful wetland plant adds a bright splash of blue during the late summer days, and attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other nectar-seeking insects. The Blue Cardinal plant plays a vital role as a food source due to the late summer flowering. Fortunately, deer and rabbits are not attracted to this plant as a food source.

It is a hardy perennial type spreads that quickly under the right conditions in Zones 4-9. They like moist soils ranging from full sun to shady exposure. You will often see it growing near rivers, ponds, bogs, and marshlands. The Great Blue Lobelia grows to be 2 to 3 feet tall and up to 18" wide. The flower heads can produce seeds that quickly propagate.

Great Blue Lobelia is recognized by its large green coarse teeth edge leaves as well as the tube-like blue flowers that provide on the leaf axils. The five-petal flower is bilaterally symmetrical, small, and profuse. A suggested time to plant is in the fall by placing the crown placement just at the surface of the ground after it has been watered. This plant is considered a perennial but dies back after the seed pods have opened. The lower axils put out new shoots that are the base for next year's growth. The spread can be contained by removing seed pods before they open.

Lobelia Syphilitica- Great Blue Lobelia


These flowers are easily used as cut flowers and show well. These plants are native wildflowers that make a beautiful backdrop to lower growth as well as shorter stemmed flowers. Their brilliant blue color makes a statement that is especially suited for more massive arrangements of herbs such as centerpieces.

Native Americans believed this plant had healing qualities for syphilis that explains the use of it's botanical name Syphilitica.