Lobelia siphilitica growing shrub of the genus Lobelia also known as Blue cardinal flower, Lobelia siphilitica perennial semi evergreen in colder climate grow as annual plant and used as ornamental plant and attract pollinators, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone: 9-11 (as annual) 4-9 (as perennial).
Leaves color green in oval shape.
Lobelia siphilitica flower
Flower color can be: blue, purple, one petal with 4-5 lobes down there are 3 lobes and the top another two lobes, its looks like bug that can fly.
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Requirements for Lobelia siphilitica growing and care:
Well drained soil, moist soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Might be invasive
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers
Size of the plant:
60-90 cm, 2-3 feet (24-32 inches)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Flying bug shape flower with 3 bottom lobes and 2 in the top, color can be: blue, purple.