LOBELIA siphilitica

Commonly known as Blue cardinal flower

  • Blue
    Clear blue
  • Height
    60-120cm (24-48in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump-forming perennial with erect, leafy stems. Toothed leaves can be oval, broadly lance-shaped or oblong. They are 10-15cm (4-6in) long, light-green and softly hairy. Produces long-lasting, tubular, 2-lipped flowers 2.5-3.5cm (1-1½in) across
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant
    These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.

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