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Lobelia siphilitica

Blue Lobelia

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Lobelia siphilitica (Blue Lobelia)

In September and October stout spikes of two-lipped flowers bloom. In optimum growing conditions it may self-seed forming attractive colonies.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Golden Ragwort (Packera aureus), Copper Iris (Iris fulva)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog
Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar