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Name: Blue Lobelia
Scientific Name: Lobelia Siphilitica
Lobelia Siphilitica or great blue lobelia isn’t as well-known as its counterpart cardinal flower but we love it all the same here at Plants With A Purpose. Found in shaded woodlands and moist waterways, Lobelia Siphilitica prefers moist soils with the clay your other flowers can’t stand. Blooming spikes of stunning blue flowers in late summer it will be a favorite of pollinators and when it produces seeds it will spread and produce a dense patch of itself that will return every spring wherever there is extended periods of cold.
Origination: Eastern and central Canada/States
Recommended Uses: has history of use treating syphilis but the plant is highly toxic so ingestion is not recommended.
Height: 2-3’ tall by 1-1 1/2 wide
Hardiness: zones 4-9
Flower Color: blue
Plants need cold to germinate so in warmer zones start sees indoors 5 weeks before temps are reliably 50 degrees at night. Surface sow seeds on slightly damp sterile soilless mix and place in fridge for one day. The next day place seed mixture in freezer and alternate this for a week. Next place seed mixture on top of pots of soilless mixture as light is needed for germination. Keep moist for germination in 15-20 days. Transplant after 4-6 weeks to a full sun location 1 foot apart.