PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Lobelia siphilitica
Great Blue Lobelia
Rare!
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Summer
Height 24in/60cm
Light preference Full sun
Soil preference Rich, very moist soil
Sowing time/depth Spring, Surface
This stately plant, which originates from Northern America, has tall spires of rich-blue or violet, tubular flowers above rosettes of dark green leaves. It much loved by pollinating insects but on the other hand is said to be a herbivore deterrent, which, if it works, will be useful to gardeners plagued by rabbits or deer! Although usually recommended for bog gardens or pond edges, mine are perfectly happy in part shade in ordinary, moist soil.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in spring, on the surface of good quality, moist compost. Sources suggest that a little heat from a propagator may aid germination (which should take 7-21 days) but I have not found this to be necessary. Carefully pot on seedlings and grow on, planting out when all danger of frost is past.
Seed
1 packet - 100 seeds approx £2.95

NOTE: Very fine seed
Plant
1 x plant (9cm pot) £4.95

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