Blue Cardinal Flower (Lobelia siphilitica) [lo-BEE-lee-ah sif-il-IT-ih-kah]

Family Campanulaceae
Named Cultivars Lobelia siphilitica 'Blue Selection', Lobelia siphilitica 'Giant Blue', Lobelia siphilitica 'Lilac Candles'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Where to Find It Great lobelia is a Midwest native perennial which typically grows in moist to wet locations along streams, swamps, meadows and in low wooded areas -- much like Crow Island Woods. In late summer, it's easy to find along the woodland paths.
Why to Like Hummbirds (and humans) enjoy the pretty blue flowers in late summer.
Mature Size 24 - 36 inches tall. 12 - 18 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Wet:
Zones 4a - 9b
Tags Deer Resistant,Wet Site Tolerant
Bloom Period July to September
Flower Color Blue
Animals That Use It

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