Lobelia siphilitica 'Great Blue lobelia'
plants and garden
This showy perennial has lanceolate, light green leaves. The erect stems produce lavender-blue, tubular flowers crowded together on the upper part. The species name is based on the fact that it was a supposed cure for syphilis.
Colour - Blue
Flowers - August and September
Growth - Slow
Depth - 0cm to 10cm
Height - 60cm - 90cm
Position - Full sun to part shade
UK Native - No
Little maintenance is required. Trim to tidy but leave foliage to die back naturally to encourage winter bud formation.
9cm marginal plants require potting into a mesh basket.
1ltr marginal plants do not require repotting. However, plants over 60cm height growth will benefit from repotting into a larger mesh basket or should be planted in gravel to prevent them from falling over.
3ltr and 5ltr plants do not require repotting; there is no need to remove the mesh basket.
Please follow instructions that can be found on back side of the labels provided.
Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.
During the "Available Season" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.
Our couriers will leave orders with a neighbour or in a cool shaded area if there is no one at the address provided.
Please note that we only ship to the UK.