Blue Lobelia – Lobelia siphilitica

Bright Blue Flowers mid to late-summer. The tubular flowers are crowded along a central stem that may be branched. Each bloom has two lips: the upper lip has two segments and the lower lip has three. Attracts hummingbirds and native bees. Prefers moist to wet soil, even standing water, but easy to grow in average garden conditions here in the Northeast. In hot weather, watering may be necessary if planted in a well drained location. The latin name siphilitica is from our historic belief that this plant cured syphilis.

1-3ft H & 1ft W Full Sun to Part shade