Lobelia siphilitica Blue Selection

Blue Cardinal Flower, Cardinal Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-36" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
A stouter plant, of bright blue flowers with shorter stalks and larger flower heads. Often seen along woodland paths. Lobelia thrive with a constant moisture-perfect spot in your garden. Beautiful along a stream or beside a pond. Pairs well with Ferns or Heuchera.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Shade Tolerant

Lobelia General Information:

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.

Lobelia Plant Care:

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.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: LOBS