Lobelia

Blue Lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica

 

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Lobelia (low-BEE-lee-a) (Info)

Species: siphilitica (sigh-fy-LY-tih-kuh) (Info)

 

 

Category:

Perennials

 

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

 

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

 

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

 

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

 

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

 

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Blue-Violet

 

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

 

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

 

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

 

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

 

Patent Information:

Non-patented

 

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

 

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

 

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