Dramatic spires of bright purple, hood-like flowers on stately, narrow spikes bloom July to September. Adaptable to almost any situation. Green leaves with a subtle red tinge provide a pleasing backdrop for the vibrant purple blooms of Vedrariensis. Pairs well with Ferns and Heuchera.
Lobelia are perfect for the spot in your garden that just stays too wet for most plants. Spires of colorful hood-like flowers open from bottom to top. Will naturalize along ditches and streams.
Prefers fertile, evenly moist soil. Can be divided every 2 - 3 years in spring. Allow to self sow. Winter over with stems on. Can be pinched back before flowering to produce more compact plants. May benefit from light winter mulch north of zone 6.