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Lobelia (Cardinal Flower)

Cardinal Flower and South American Devil's Tobacco belong to a broad genus with numerous annual to herbaceous perennial species. Several species have ornamental, bright colored flowers. All Lobelia species are easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a preferably sunny spot. They are very robust and adopt very well to various soil types. Perennial high altitude species from Chile in South America are reasonably winter hardy in Central Europe with some extra winter protection (i.e. a dry mulch layer).
Sow the dust like seeds on top of any humus-rich, well drained, slightly moist soil. Keep pots in a sunny, protected spot outside. Several species require a cooling period of several months prior to germination. If these species are sowed late in the year, they do not germinate before spring in the following year. Carefully transplant perennial species to the final spot in the garden as soon as seedlings are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
50 seeds per package, if not stated differently.
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Lobelia bridgesii (Tupa rosada)

Lobelia bridgesii (Tupa rosada)

110 (140)cm, Tupa rosada is a herbaceous mountainous perennial from Chile with upright stems ending in a raceme with showy pink, funnel shaped flowers. For any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in a sunny spot. It is reasonably hardy in Central Europe, yet requires protection from winter wetness and give some extra winter protection (e.g. dry mulch layer). VI-VII.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 4502 € 7,99
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

80 (120)cm, Cardinal Flower is a semi-perennial with impressive, brilliant red, tubular flowers in dense, tall spikes. It is native of rich, moist soils in meadows and woods, and at borders of ponds and streams from Florida to Texas, north to New Brunswick (USA), Quebec, and Ontario (Canada). For any humus rich, preferably slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded position. Will readily self-sow under good conditions. VII-IX.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 3543 € 3,99*
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Lobelia erinus (Blue Trailing Lobelia)

Lobelia erinus (Blue Trailing Lobelia)

10 (15)cm, Blue Trailing Lobelia is a herbaceous subtropical, tender perennial from South Africa with trailing stems and dense floriferous cushions with numerous rich blue flowers. It is easily grown in any rich, well draining soil. In colder climates it is best grown as an annual. Sow seeds in mid spring under glass at some 20°C and transplant to the final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights. IV-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package9495 € 0,99
Lobelia excelsa (Devil's Tobacco)

Lobelia excelsa (Devil's Tobacco)

250 (450)cm, Devil's Tobacco is a very tall mountainous perennial from Chile with upright, semi woody stems ending in a raceme with showy, scarlet to orange, funnel shaped flowers above narrow leaves. For any rich, very well drained substrate in a sunny spot throuout the year. It is not reasonably hardy in Central Europe and best grown under frostfree conditions at a winter minimum of some 10°C and careful watering. Offered seeds are from orange flowering plants. V-IX.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 4504 € 7,99
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Lobelia polyphylla

Lobelia polyphylla

140 (200)cm, a semi-woody perennial from Chile with upright, branching stems ending in a raceme with showy, dark burgundy red, funnel shaped flowers above narrow leaves. For any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in a sunny spot. It is reasonably hardy in the mildest areas of Central Europe, yet requires a good protection from winter wetness and freezing through. Alternatively grow in pots under frostfree conditions in a sunny spot and at a winter minimum of some 5°C. V-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package4503 € 0,99
Lobelia shaferi (Cuban Lobelia)

Lobelia shaferi (Cuban Lobelia)

150 (180)cm, Cuban Lobelia is an extremely rare, semiwoody perennial from higher elevations o Cuba. It makes upright, branching stems ending in a raceme with utmost showy, very dark burgundy red, funnel shaped flowers above narrow leaves. For any rich, very well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. During winter reduce watering and keep plants at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package9260 € 8,99
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

80 (120)cm, Great Blue Lobelia is a tall herbaceous short-lived perennial with showy spikes of dark blue flowers. It is native of rich, semi-moist prairies, open spots im woods, wet meadows, and along side streams and ponds in central and eastern USA. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained, always slightly moist soil in a preferably sunny spot. VII-IX.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 0014 € 0,99
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Lobelia spicata (Pale-Spiked Lobelia)

Lobelia spicata (Pale-Spiked Lobelia)

35 (60)cm, Pale-Spiked Lobelia is a showy biannual to short-lived perennial with loosely arranged pale lavender-rose flowers. It is native of rich, slightly moist soils in meadows and woods, throught central, southern and eastern USA. For any humus rich, preferably slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded position. Will readily self-sow under good conditions. VII-IX.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package9284 € 2,99
Lobelia tupa (Chilenean Devil's Tobacco)

Lobelia tupa (Chilenean Devil's Tobacco)

100 (140)cm, Chilenean Devil's Tobacco is a herbaceous mountainous perennial from Chile with upright stems ending in a raceme with showy, dark red, funnel shaped flowers. For any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in a sunny spot. It is reasonably hardy in Central Europe, yet requires protection from winter wetness and give some extra winter protection (e.g. dry mulch layer). VI-VII.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4010 € 4,99