Lobelia Siphilitica. Paradoxically, this is a dwarf form of the great blue lobelia, and a lovely one at that. Considered introduced in eastern ma, but native to berkshire county.
Lobelia siphilitica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall. Light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Siphilitica blooms at the same time as l.
Like The Closely Related Cardinal Flower (P.
The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). Lobelia siphilitica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall. Lobelia siphilitica provides outstanding color for the border, wet meadow or pond edge.
• Ct, Ma, Me, Nh, Vt.
Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. Great blue lobelia naturalizes easily in moist soils, but tolerates periods of drought better than lobelia cardinalis. Siphilitica blooms at the same time as l.
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It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. They make for a striking display planted together in the garden. Considered introduced in eastern ma, but native to berkshire county.
They Are Known Generally As Lobelias.
It is erect and usuallyremains unbranched. Quite an architectural plant which adds vertical interest to the landscape. It is in flower from august to september.
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²1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. Will benefit from a thick mulch in winter to protect the crown.