Showy tall spikes of 1/2 inch pale blue to white lipped flowers from June through August, basal rosette of leaves is semi-evergreen, pollinated by native bees, tolerant of rocky soil, attracts butterflies. A more delicate-looking cousin of Great Lobelia and Cardinal flower that is more tolerant of drier conditions. Somewhat short-lived for a perennial, so allow it to seed in.
Native Range: Labrador west through ME & s ON to e MT, south to e TX across to n GA. Rare in MT, TX, & DE
Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks, tiny seed, surface sow.
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