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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.
|Ships Year Round|
Hardy Planting Zone – Zones 3 to 9
Bloom Season – July to October
Bloom Color – bright blue
Height at Maturity – 2 to 3 feet
Soil Type Preferred – moist to wet soil, clay, loam, or sand
Sun or Shade – partial shade
Great blue lobelia offers a striking blue splash of color for your home garden.
Also called the blue cardinal flower, the great blue lobelia is native to a wide region of the middle to the Eastern United States. In the wild, great blue lobelia most commonly grows near water, particularly preferring ponds, creeks, swamps, meadows, woodlands, and springs. Great blue lobelia is a perennial that usually grows as a single, unbranched stem with tight clusters of lavender-blue, tube-like flowers. Occasionally, these plants may demonstrate minor branching. Flower color can vary from light blue to nearly purple. The flowers themselves have an upper lip with two petals and a lower lip with three petals. The plant's stiff, leafy stem usually grows 2 to 3 feet tall, though it can sometimes grow even taller. Leaves are lance-like, light green, and toothy. Leaves can grow up to 5” long.
This plant is very easily cultivated in a variety of soils and light conditions, from partial shade to full sun in northern climates. Partial shade is preferred further south. The soil must be kept medium to wet with constant moisture, and the plant responds well to humidity.
Great blue lobelia offers some natural resistance to damage from deer, and great blue lobelia has no major disease or insect problems.
Great blue lobelia is the perfect plant for attracting friendly hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. The great blue lobelia is recommended for perennial borders, woodland gardens, or wild gardens. Since it naturally grows near bodies of water, planting great blue lobelia near home streams and ponds can be particularly striking and effective.