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Lobelia siphilitica            Family: Campanulaceae   (Bellflower)          
Great Blue Lobelia, Blue Cardinal Flower, Big Blue Lobelia, Great Lobelia

 

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

       
Type: Perennial
Hardiness range: 5A - 9B
Height: 24" to 4' / 60cm to 1.20m
Spread: 6" to 12" / 15cm to 30cm
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Full shade to full sun
Persistence: Deciduous
Bloom color: Blue
Bloom season: Late Summer to Late Fall
Bloom attributes: Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color: Green
Fruit color: n/a
Water requirements: Moist to wet
Soil pH requirements: Acidic, neutral
Soil type: Loamy
Form: Upright or erect
Landscape uses: Border, massing, woodland garden
Attributes and features: Attracts birds, native to North America, naturalizing
   
Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Springdale Water Gardens

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Lobelia siphilitica

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

 

 

Lobelia siphilitica

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