TALL PURPLE LOBELIA Vedrariensis
A relatively unknown perennial, with masses of violet-purple blooms held on tall spikes! Plants are very hardy, especially compared to red lobelia varieties, and will return year after year reliably. Grows 3-4 feet tall. Hardy to zone 3, which is almost all of the US and Canada! Hummingbirds love them!
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 36-48" depending on moisture levels
Location: Part or part sun
Hardiness zones: 3-8
Bloom time: Summer to fall. Blooms for many weeks.
Seeds per pack: 20
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity.
Germination: These seeds can be started indoors, but actually do quite well being planted in the location that they are to grow! At any time of year, simply lightly rake the ground, scatter the seeds on the surface (do not bury them) and water them in. They will germinate best during periods of wet weather, usually in spring or fall (or during wet weather in winter if your climate allows), but can also easily be planted in summer also if you are willing to water them, or if you are willing to wait for mother nature to help out with rain!