Puriri Lane | Lobelia Ruby Slippers

Lobelia | Ruby Slippers

Regular price$15.00
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This beautiful lobelia has showy deep scarlet red flower spikes that rise above medium green foliage making it an excellent choice in the shade garden or they are as equally at home in containers. This particular variety maintains a good form throughout early to mid-summer and into autumn and is an excellent choice for planting in the border. Flowers are great for cutting and doing this will encourage reflowering. This striking plant is a herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading growth habit.

Lobelia siphilitica is a relatively low maintenance plant and can be tidied up in early spring before it resumes draft growth for the season although we remove the flower stems after flowering has finished. A great choice for attracting butterflies to your garden. It looks particularly stunning en masse and enjoys moist soil and will even tolerate some standing water.  This variety can also be used as a cut flower. Excellent for using as a specimen or massing in the border, containers or tubs, but do keep the soil moist or add mulch to assist with this.

We use ours around the pond and as well as other areas of our gardens to great effect and whilst it prefers a shaded spot it can cope with a bit of sun although it will appreciate some respite from the hot afternoon sun. Can be easily split in spring to provide more plants.

Height 60-90cm with flower stems x clumping

Perennial | Hardy 


Pot Size: 1 Litre

We have updated our shipping rates:

Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.

  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum

Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.

If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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