It’s quite a curious flower….
And I have to say it’s not my favorite bloom, though just about every flower I come across is my favorite. So what does that say about this particular one? I still want to appreciate it, so I’ll take the perspective of having lived my life with this one and only flower. Then I know I would think it was the most beautiful bloom ever. It’s all about perspective.
points of interest
Clump forming with upright, leafy stems that are lance-shaped and light green. From late summer to mid autumn, long-lasting, tubular, 2-lipped, pale to bright blue flowers with leafy, green bracts are born in dense racemes that are 4-20” long. Provides late summer color for the perennial border, wild or woodland, native or naturalized gardens.
Grow in rich, humus, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Requires constant moisture.
friday’s flower fact
This Great Blue Lobelia may self seed in optimum conditions, e.g. along streams, ponds or wet meadows, to form colonies.
Botanical Name | Lobelia siphilitica
Family | Campanulaceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | Eastern U.S.
Zone | 4-8
Flower Height | 24-48”
Flower Diameter | 1-1.5”
Turkey Hill Farm, Manchester, VT
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