Lobelia siphilitica

Great Blue Lobelia



Like Cardinal Flower but with spikes of blue flowers. 2 to 4 feet tall, flowers July to September. Prefers wet soils but will tolerate medium moisture. Likes some shade but will tolerate full sun if soil is wet.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Campanulaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Hummingbirds
Bloom Time:July to September
Fruit Timing:Fall
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy, Clay
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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