Lobelia, Great Blue (Lobelia siphilitica), packet of 100 seeds, organic
Family: Lobelia (Lobeliaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 9
Herbaceous perennial. Rivals in its beauty the most pampered of hybrids, yet it is a long-lived, native American perennial. I’ve seen them growing wild in Meigs County, Ohio, in a moist, semi-shaded ditch. Among the Fox, the finely-chopped roots were shared and eaten by a couple to avert divorce and renew love. Lobelias prefer part to full sun, rich, moist soil, much water. Short-lived seed. Light-dependent germinators. Sow seed in spring or fall. Sprinkle seed on surface, tamp securely and keep evenly moist until germination. Average germ time in warm soils is 1 to 3 weeks. Water very gently. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart. Flowers vibrant light blue to 2 feet.
100 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown