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Great Blue Lobelia

great blue lobelia 
Lobelia siphilitica
Perennial Forb
Lobelia Family

Maryland Distribution: Wet meadows throughout the state. 

Height: 1-4 feet
Blooms: Blue to violet; August - October
Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Soil: Moist to wet, any texture

Garden Use & Maintenance: Rain gardens, moist or wet meadows, perennial beds. The only way a flower this beautiful could be essentially forgotten by home gardeners is by having a sister like cardinal flower. This stunning species is purportedly a little longer-lived and little more amenable to average soil moisture than it's redder cogener. 

Wildlife: Attracts swallowtail butterflies and bumble bees.


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