Blue Lobelia, has deep blue flowers crowded along the upper section of 2 to 3 feet tall spires and makes an impressive show in the perennial garden where it attracts hummingbirds.
Blue Lobelia plants were used medicinally by native Americans. These plants prefer average to moist rich soil and make a striking contrast in color when planted near red Cardinal Flower. Blue Lobelia & Red Lobelia can be grown in large pots partially submerged in a water garden. Lobelia siphiliticata Blue Lobelia seeds are very small and will germinate without pretreatment.
Lobelia siphilitica (Blue Lobelia) is a richly colored native wild flower that grows wild in prairies, open woods, wet meadows, and moist soil along ponds and stream banks over most of the Midwest and Eastern US. Provides late summer bloom to the perennial border, wild garden, native plant garden, woodland garden or naturalized planting. Also effective near ponds or streams.
All of our woodland plants grow naturally on rich, moist forest floors and are perfectly suited for your garden. Add them to an existing wooded area or create your own woodland garden. Dappled shade and humus-rich soil provide perfect growing conditions.