Lobelia Overview

Description Colorful lobelias are a wonderful choice for landscaping around ponds and streams -- anywhere the soil is consistently moist. In fact, lobelia even loves downright wet conditions, making it a top choice for bog gardens.Perennial type of lobelia (not to be confused with the low-growing, often blue annual types) are magnets for hummingbirds, so they're great for wildlife gardens. The foliage is a handsome rich green to sometimes dark reddish purple. The plant produces striking spikes of flowers in all shades of red, pink, blue, and white. Lobelia needs humus-rich soil. Mulch with a biodegradable material, such as wood bark or chopped leaves, to add humus to the soil.
Genus Name Lobelia
Common Name Lobelia
Plant Type Perennial
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 1 to 3 feet
Width 1 to 3 feet
Flower Color Blue, Pink, Red, White
Foliage Color Purple/Burgundy
Season Features Colorful Fall Foliage, Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom
Special Features Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Good for Containers
Zones 10, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division, Seed, Stem Cuttings

More varieties for Lobelia


Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis has upright 3-foot stems clothed with 3- to 4-inch-long, lance-shape dark green leaves. Brilliant red flowers are borne in loose spires. Zones 2-8

Lobelia 'Fan Salmon'

'Fan Salmon' lobelia

Lobelia 'Fan Salmon' bears warm salmon-pink flowers with contrasting bronze foliage. It grows 2 feet tall. Zones 4-8

Lobelia 'Fan Scarlet'

'Fan Scarlet' lobelia

Lobelia 'Fan Scarlet' is a stunning selection with bronze foliage and scarlet-red flowers. It grows 2 feet tall. Zones 4-8

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