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Great Blue Lobelia, scientifically known as Lobelia Siphilitica, is also known as the Blue Cardinal Flower and is native to Asia, Europe, and North America.
Short-lived perennials, this plant is often found along the sides of streams or in moist woodlands. The Great Blue Lobelia reseeds itself, and the plants are large, growing between 2 and 3 feet tall. Pinching back the plants makes them bushier. The Great Blue Lobelia bears tubular blue flowers from August to October. It bears a single partially hairy, erect stem 20 to 59 inches tall. The serrated leaves are narrow and oval, growing from 3 to 4.75 inches long and 0.6 to 1.6 inches wide in an extended cluster. Blue-violet or red flowers appear one inch long. Short hairs cover the back of the Great Blue Lobelia. Its petals serve as a landing pad for bumblebees who drink its nectar.
You can grow Great Blue Lobelia directly from seeds in the spring after frost or start them indoors eight weeks prior to the frost season ending. The plants prefer moist clay soil and partial shade. The seeds need light to germinate, which occurs in 14 to 30 days. You can plant your seedlings outdoors, spacing them 8 to 12 inches apart. Great Blue Lobelia bloom in its first year of planting. Allowing your plants to self-sow will create new plants. In a few years, a clump of Great Blue Lobelia will adorn your garden. Regular watering ensures that your Great Blue Lobelia plants grow healthy and produce attractive flowers. Water your Blue Lobelia twice a week, especially during dry spells.
Great Blue Lobelia forms a deep blue flower spike. While this plant forms colonies, it is not overly aggressive, so you can plant it near other flowering perennials. Divide Great Blue Lobelia in the spring. The new plants develop leafy rosettes on the sides of the parent plants. In the fall, carefully dig up your clump of Great Blue Lobelia plants. Cut the side rosettes from the main plant, ensuring that each rosette has its own root system. You can plant your Great Blue Lobelia offshoots in your garden, 8 to 12 inches apart.
Great Blue Lobelia attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is deer resistant. Making this plant a terrific choice for your perennial garden.
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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.
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.
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.