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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This tall, late blooming perennial adds a pleasant blue to shady glades in the summer. Native to Virginia, it is often found along stream banks and in wetland areas. It self seeds enthusiastically.

    Latin Name

    Lobelia siphilitica


    Family

    Campanulaceae


    Also Known As

    Indian-tobacco Pukeweed Eyebright


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - September


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade
    Full Shade

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Heavy Shade
  • Wet Soil

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    The plantsman John Bartram of Philadelphia offered Great Blue Lobelia in his catalog by 1770.


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