LOBELIA SEEDS

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  1. LOBELIA ANCEPS

    If you are searching for an easy, perennial and attractive groundcover plant for a wet or boggy area, this plant is the perfect plant for you! A herbaceous perennial groundcoverer, it has prostrate branches that root at the nodes and sprays of flowers that may be white or varying shades of blue or mauve, and although hard winters can cut it back severely, it invariably re-sprouts each spring. A relatively widespread species, it lives in southern Africa, New Zealand and Australia and has become naturalized in Brazil. It was originally collected by Joseph Banks in New Zealand. ... Learn More

    $3.18

  2. Lobelia bequaertii
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    LOBELIA BEQUAERTII

    An attractive, short-trunked, compact rosette of broad, stiff, blue-green, reddish centred leaves, appears from a deep, branching underground rhizome. This extremely pretty and unique spectacle slowly grows in size, until, after several years, an impressive, large, terminal, cone-like inflorescence with recurved bracts shoots upwards, and is finally pollinated by birds. Very rarely seen or offered as viable seed, this amazing plant grows in the alpine zone of the Ruwenzori Mountains in Zaire and Uganda between 3000 and 3500 m, where the extreme climate is usually clear and cold in the mornings, with intense sunshine, and cloudy or foggy in the afternoons with frost at night. Daytime temperatures are usually only a few degrees above freezing, and in a similar way to many bromeliads, the leaf rosette holds a reservoir of water among the tightly fitted leaves, which is key to its survival in this inhospitable habitat. In cultivation, the giant Lobelias are extremely rare, and will do best outside in temperate, highly oceanic climates such as Ireland, New Zealand, southern Chile or the coastal Northwestern of the U.S. Otherwise they make stunning pot plants if slowly potted on until they flower. Viable seed difficult to collect and very, very scarce indeed. ... Learn More

    $5.02

  3. LOBELIA 'BLUE CARDINAL'

    Spires of clear blue, snapdragon-like flowers open in succession on strong stems bearing thick, crinkly leaves. These lovely flowers will grow equally well in dry or wet conditions and are very hardy and soundly perennial. it is a most desirable plant for woodland gardens especially since it blooms bright blue in late summer. The unfortunate species name, siphilitica, is based on the fact that it was a supposed cure for syphilis. ... Learn More

    $3.49

  4. LOBELIA BRIDGESII

    This rare, semi-shrubby plant from the foothills of the Chilean Andes bears spectacular, bright pink, trumpet-shaped flowers on thick stems which carry toothed and pointed leaves. It will grow huge in a sheltered spot, although it dies back underground in severe winters. ... Learn More

    $3.37

  5. LOBELIA ERINUS 'CAMBRIDGE BLUE'

    A compact variety renowned for its excellent garden performance with clear sky-blue flowers set above narrow, airy foliage on compact plants. It makes a sparkling addition to beds, containers, and and window-boxes, and looks well placed in the rockery or at the edges of pathways. It is one of the most easily-grown annuals and is deservedly popular for its versatility and long flowering period. ... Learn More

    $2.60

  6. LOBELIA ERINUS 'CRYSTAL PALACE'

    Probably the most popular of all bedding lobelias, with dainty, deep blue flowers smothering neat globes of foliage that form very dwarf, compact plants. It makes a sparkling addition to beds, containers, and window-boxes, and even looks well placed in the rockery. A really easy-to-grow annual that is deservedly popular for its versatility and long flowering period. ... Learn More

    $2.60

  7. Lobelia gregoriana subsp gregoriana
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    LOBELIA GREGORIANA

    Remarkably similar to the Puya of the Andes in South America or Echium wildpretii from the island of Tenerife, this giant unrelated rosette plant displays the evidence of parallel evolution, producing similar looking plants as they evolve in similar habitats. Although the dark maroon to black flowers are attractive, they are almost completely hidden within the bracts. This rare and astonishing plant is native to wetter spots in the alpine zone of Mount Kenya between 3300 and 4600 m, where the extreme climate is usually clear and cold in the mornings, with intense sunshine, and cloudy or foggy in the afternoons with frost at night. Daytime temperatures are usually only a few degrees above freezing, and in a similar way to many bromeliads, the leaf rosette holds a reservoir of water among the tightly fitted leaves, which is key to its survival in this inhospitable habitat. In cultivation, the giant Lobelias are extremely rare, and will do best outside in temperate, highly oceanic climates such as Ireland, New Zealand, southern Chile or the coastal Northwestern of the U.S. Otherwise they make stunning pot plants if slowly potted on until they flower. Viable seed difficult to collect and very scarce indeed. ... Learn More

    $5.02

  8. LOBELIA POLYPHYLLA

    A new and rare Chilean introduction growing many stems which carry delightful and utmostly showy, burgundy-red, wine-coloured flowers in late spring. This semi-woody perennial has upright, branching stems ending in a raceme with intriguing, curved-funnel-shaped flowers above thick, waxy, narrow leaves. It will do well in any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in a sunny spot. ... Learn More

    $4.06

  9. LOBELIA TUPA

    An incredible giant hardy lobelia from Chile. From a large rosette of thick leathery felted leaves arise thick stems carrying tropical orchid-like deepest carmine flowers. A valuable late season display from July until the autumn frosts. ... Learn More

    $4.38

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