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Native - American

Lobelia siphilitica

Blue Lobelia

Plant Type: Native - American
Exposure: Sun Tolerant  Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade  
FULL sun to MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade

Stout spikes of two-lipped blue flowers bloom in September and October. Excellent for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Great lobelia is a Missouri native perennial which typically grows in moist to wet locations along streams, sloughs, springs, swamps, meadows and in low wooded areas. May self-seed in optimum growing conditions, forming attractive colonies.


Height

24-36"

Spread

12-18"

Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

Landscape Application:

Provides late color to border and beds in moist locations. Excellent for rain gardens.

Lobelia siphilitica Plant Care:

Prefers rich, organic, medium to wet, consistently moist soil in part sun.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Blue Lobelia Merit Awards and Special Collections

Blue Lobelia Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

LATE (July-frost)

Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate to high soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Special Benefits
Bog
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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