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The Online Plant Nursery is now Closed for the Season

I Will be Holding a Second Sale in The Fall
The fall plants will be the seedlings that I’ve planted out in the large gardens I care for outside of Perth (not open to the public!) taking up some of the space that would otherwise be filled with vegetables. I’ll care for them over the summer and post an availability list and photos and then do a big dig when the weather cools. These will be field dug plants, tucked into temporary/re-used containers and they will need to be planted right away. This is old fashioned nursery practices, when planting was a seasonal undertaking and we worked to the weather. 
The fall plant pricing is something that I’ll work out over the summer based on time and any material inputs. 

In the meantime, I have made all of the plant listings from this spring's sale visible so that those who ordered plants can view their descriptions. Some of these same species will be included in the fall sale, depending on how well they do over the summer.

I expect to update this page with the fall availability in mid to late September.

For those who picked up seedlings this spring, their planting instructions can be found here.
Lobelia siphilitica Lobelia siphilitica
Lobelia siphilitica
Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Not yet ready to go. Will be available for pickup starting June 1st

Lobelia siphilitica

Great Blue Lobelia

One of the three Lobelia species that grow in my garden, this one is tall, perennial and a showy blue or, in the case of the genetic mix that the seeds I grew came from, white. I believe that the white is a naturally occurring variation.
These are growing in a spot in the garden that receives a bit less sun than they would really like, but they are getting by. The ones in the dappled shade woods do seem to be a bit happier and more robust. These come in to bloom a couple of weeks earlier than their red relatives, although their bloom seasons do overlap.
These seem most content in sun for most of the day and soil that is quite moist at least part of the time. Near downspouts or in a damp corner of the yard would be my top two garden recommendations. Damp meadows would be ideal for natural settings.
Heights vary between 18” and 36”, with a spread of around 8” to 12” and their flowers appear in mid August and continue through mid September, which can make seed maturity a close thing in seasons with an early frost.
As an aside, I’ve heard people talk about smoking lobelia for medicinal purposes. I’ll stay out of the discussion on whether that is safe, but I will note that, rather than this Blue Lobelia, that practice is actually related to Lobelia inflata, which goes by the ‘due for an update’ common name of Indian Tobacco. Inflata is an annual species, with much smaller, pale blue flowers and the puffy seed pods that are the origin of their botanical name.