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Great Blue Lobelia
Lobelia siphilitica

Blue PeriwinkleSwish

Startlingly bright blue flowers with white stripes borne on tall sturdy spikes from August through September, basal rosette of 1-4" leaves all year, short-lived perennial that forms rosettes of new plants from the base, does well along ditches or streams, does not tolerate being completely covered by leaves or mulch all winter, will self sow in favorable conditions, clay tolerant attracts butterflies & hummingbirds, overall culture is similar to cardinal flower but will tolerate a little more sun, a good rain garden plant.

Average To Moist
Sun To Shade
1-4 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: s. ME to MB, ND & WY, south to the GA mountains & TX. Rare in ME, MA & NY

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Cold Stratify 12 weeks. Tiny seed. Surface sow

Great Blue Lobelia 3.5 inch pot $9.50
Great Blue Lobelia Seed Packet $4.00
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