GREAT BLUE LOBELIA
Botanical Name: Lobelia siphilitica
Plant Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)
Description: This showy perennial is usually unbranched but may exhibit some branching. The erect, 2-3 ft., stems produce lavender-blue, tubular flowers crowded together on the upper stem. Showy, bright blue flowers are in the axils of leafy bracts and form an elongated cluster on a leafy stem. Each flower is split into two lips – the upper lip has two segments and the lower lip has three.
Growing Conditions: Not at all drought tolerant, keep soil moist, watering if necessary in average soil conditions. Sun/Part Shade/Shade.
Bloom Time: Late, Jul-Sep
Bloom Color: Blue
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds.
Native Status: US native.
Location in habitat: Pennsylvania Native Plant Society Demonstration Garden