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Lobelia siphilitica

var. Alba

Great White Blue Lobelia, White Cardinal Flower, White Lobelia

In Stock: 0.108 lb (Total:0.108lb)
  • LOBELIA siphilitica alba

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0.11 lb
LOBELIA siphilitica alba

Details

Germination:
40%
Germination test:
estimate
Purity:
95%
Seeds per lb:
15,000,000
Quantity:
0.11 lb
Collected in:
England
Crop year:
1997
Min. hardiness zone:
4
Item ID:
2263

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, requires light for germination

Introducing the Lobelia siphilitica var. Alba, commonly known as the Great White Blue Lobelia or White Cardinal Flower. This species is a herbaceous, perennial dicot native to eastern and central Canada and the United States. It thrives in moist to wet soils and can grow up to a meter tall in zones 4 to 9. Its spike of zygomorphic flowers blooms in late summer, making it a wonderful addition to any garden.

Not only is the Lobelia siphilitica var. Alba a beautiful plant, but it also has a long history of medicinal use. Native North American Indian tribes believed that the finely ground roots could avert divorce and restore love between arguing couples. The root is cathartic, diaphoretic, and emetic and is commonly used to treat dropsy, diarrhea, stomach complaints, syphilis, and dysentery. The leaves have analgesic and febrifuge properties, and an infusion has been used to treat colds and fevers.

This specific variety produces stunning white flowers that will add a unique touch of elegance to any garden. It is also possible to make a homeopathic remedy from its roots. Learn more about this fascinating plant at plants.usda.gov.

If you're looking to add a beautiful and unique plant with a rich history of medicinal use to your garden, consider the Lobelia siphilitica var. Alba Great White Blue Lobelia or White Cardinal Flower.

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