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Lobelia syphilitica - Great blue lobelia

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Native Wetland Plants

Lobelia syphilitica

Great blue lobelia

More About Great blue lobelia

Lobelia syphilitica, Great blue lobelia, is an herbaceous perennial that grows in nice clumps from 1-3' tall. The upright stems of Great blue lobelia produce a striking blue flower head which creates a wonderful flush of color along the edge of a pond, water garden, stream bank, moist meadow or boggy area. Slightly more drought tolerant than Lobelia cardinalis and a must have for rain gardens. Excellent companion for Eryngium aquaticum (Marsh rattlesnake-master), Chelone glabra (Turtlehead), and Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower).

Bloom Color

Blue

Lobelia syphilitica Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW+
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Fragrant Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
Specimen
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
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