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Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
2-3'
1-1.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-September
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Average
Soil Preference
Rich, Hummusy, consistently moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Wet prairies and soggy meadows, and forest bottomland openings, ditches, swamps, both high quality and disturbed habitats
Maine to Georgia to North Dakota and Texas
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Wet soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Wet soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Blue mist flower,Spotted joe pye weed,Path rush,Pink turtlehead,Joe pye weed,White turtlehead
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
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