Baptista australis Native US perennial used by the Cherokee to produce blue dye and medicinally. Early US settlers adopted Blue Wild Indigo for the same purposes. The plant is absolutely stunning in the garden - the bloom stalks will reach up to 4 feet and will feed lots of types of bees and butterflies. The seed pods are prized by specialty florists for use in arrangements. 3-4 feet. Full sun. Seeds should be planted in cold conditions. Perennial. 25 + seeds
Lobelia siphilitica One of our most beautiful native wildflowers, the Great Blue Lobelia was an early export back to Europe by the first North American explorers and a popular garden flower since the 1600s. The Native Americans claimed many medicinal uses for this important native plant which also is stately and unusual in the garden or naturalized area. Excellent for bees and butterflies. 1-3 feet. Part to full sun. Seeds should be planted in warm conditions. Perennial. 100+ seeds.
Lobelia cardinalis A native U.S. wildflower that was so impressive to very early explorers that it was sent back to Europe and became widespread in European gardens by the 1600s. Named for the brilliant red of a cardinalís robe, the blooms are produced on tall stalks and are a natural source of nectar for hummingbirds. Cardinal Flowers prefer moist, rich soil. 3-4 feet. Part to most sun. Seeds should be planted in warm conditions. Perennial. 100+ seeds.