Great Blue Lobelia

Lobelia syphylitica

Great blue lobelia produces very striking spires of bright blue flowers, beautiful in woodland or medicinal plant gardens. Used as a medicinal by native peoples, it was believed that it could cure syphilis, among many other uses. Attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Water: Wet/Moist

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Taprooted clumping herbaceous perennial forms 2' wide rosette of lance-shaped leaves giving rise to stalks 2' to 4' tall

Light: Full to Partial Shade

Soil: Humus rich soil

Origin: North America from Manitoba to Ontario and south into the United States down to Texas

Great Blue Lobelia