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

Other Names Great Blue Lobelia
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, Rabbit Resistant, Wet Site Tolerant, Illinois Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Most Popular, Cut Flower, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Colorful Foliage, Deciduous, Thornless, Attractive to Butterflies, Attractive to Hummingbirds, Accent, Border, Butterfly Garden, Container, Cottage Garden, Eclectic Garden, Edging, Formal Garden, Hummingbird Garden, Low Maintenance, Naturalizing, Pond, Rain Garden, Rock Garden, Perennial, Well-Drained Soil, Clay Soil, Drought Tolerant, Moist Soil, Normal Soil, Sandy Soil, Native to North America, Popular For Fall
Bloom Period July to September
Flower Color Blue
Animals That Use It



Data Sheets
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