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Great Blue Lobelia Seeds

Lobelia siphilitica

4.00 (2 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting on the surface of the soil since these seeds need light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. To start indoors, sow the seed 6-8 weeks before the last frost of spring and keep the soil lightly moist until germination. Transplant the seedlings as soon as they can safely be handled and there is no chance of frost.

Growing: Keep seedlings well watered and control weeds. These plants need continual moisture, and thrive even in very wet soil. To encourage bushier growth, pinch back the stems before they bloom. These plants may self-sow in good growing conditions. Mature plants can be divided in early spring. These flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and flourish near ponds or streams.

Harvesting: These blooms make excellent cut flowers. Choose stalks with flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the foliage that will fall below the surface of the water.

Seed Saving: As soon as the flowers fade, watch the seed heads carefully since the tiny seed can easily blow away in the wind. Shake the seed heads over a container to remove the ripe seed; repeat until all the seed has ripened. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Lobelia siphilitica

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 800,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Height: 30 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Hummingbirds

4.00
Global Rating: 4.00 from 2 reviews
Great Blue Lobelia Seeds 5.0

Review By Susan

Couldn't be Happier

Planted this puppy 2 years ago. Last year was a modest showing, this year is "WOW, did I plant that?". Will be planting this variety elsewhere in the garden!.

Great Blue Lobelia Seeds 3.0

Review By Mike

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Packaging and site have conflicting info.

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XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $7.20 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $16.80 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $48.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $192.00 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $720.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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This plant’s genus name of Lobelia honors Flemish botanist Mathias de Lobel, who studied medicinal uses for plants. “Siphilitica,” the species name, is derived from a folk belief that this plant could treat syphilis.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting on the surface of the soil since these seeds need light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. To start indoors, sow the seed 6-8 weeks before the last frost of spring and keep the soil lightly moist until germination. Transplant the seedlings as soon as they can safely be handled and there is no chance of frost.

Growing: Keep seedlings well watered and control weeds. These plants need continual moisture, and thrive even in very wet soil. To encourage bushier growth, pinch back the stems before they bloom. These plants may self-sow in good growing conditions. Mature plants can be divided in early spring. These flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and flourish near ponds or streams.

Harvesting: These blooms make excellent cut flowers. Choose stalks with flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the foliage that will fall below the surface of the water.

Seed Saving: As soon as the flowers fade, watch the seed heads carefully since the tiny seed can easily blow away in the wind. Shake the seed heads over a container to remove the ripe seed; repeat until all the seed has ripened. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Lobelia siphilitica

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 800,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Height: 30 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Hummingbirds

Reviews

4.00
Global Rating: 4.00 from 2 reviews
Great Blue Lobelia Seeds 5.0

Review By Susan

Couldn't be Happier

Planted this puppy 2 years ago. Last year was a modest showing, this year is "WOW, did I plant that?". Will be planting this variety elsewhere in the garden!.

Great Blue Lobelia Seeds 3.0

Review By Mike

Clarification required

Packaging and site have conflicting info.

Add your review of this product