Blue Lobelia Plant
The Blue Lobelia Plant is an unbranched perennial from the Campanulaceae family. Its erect, smooth stems will grow between two and five feet tall. Each stem will produce tubular flowers in the axils of the upper leafy bracts starting in the late summer months of July and August. Each flower will be about one inch long and will bloom until late October. Its leafy bracts become smaller toward the apex of the stems. These bluish-lavender flowers create elongated clusters that are very distinctive to the human eye.
The Blue Lobelia Plant Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
The flower clusters are more densely packed at the apex and thin out towards the bottom. On closer examination, each flower splits into two lips. The prominent upper lip will be divided into two segments, and the lower lip into three segments. The lower lip will support the weight of bumblebees and open the inner flower to extract its nectar. All segments typically curve backward and have hair on their backsides.
This perennial is called Cardinal Flower, Blue Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Cohosh , Big Blue Lobelia, Great Lobelia, Tall Blue Lobelia, Bellflower Plant , Lobelia Cardinalis, and Lobelia Siphilitica. This herbaceous plant is native to North America. It's low maintenance and can thrive in all types of soils and exterior conditions.
Its leafy stalks are comprised of lance-shaped, light green leaves. These leaves typically grow up to five inches in length and two inches in width. Each has a unique fine-toothed edge that narrows down into a pointed tip. These leaves are usually hairless and ridged. This hardy, upright perennial will grow to a width of between 10 and 18 inches. It's both deer and rabbit resistant. It will attract butterflies, birds, hummingbirds, and bumblebees to any garden.
This herbaceous, clump-forming plant has no aroma and is well-known to flourish along streams, swamps, and wooded areas. The Blue Lobelia Plant produces a small, two-chambered fruit capsule in early fall. Each chamber possesses semi-translucent, oval-shaped seeds that showcase a golden brown color. These tiny seeds are attached to the delicate network of ridges that run down the fruit and look similar to shingles on a roof.
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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.