Native to much of North America, naturally occurring as far north as New Brunswick, south to Florida, and west to Texas.
Brilliant fire red flower spikes stand atop distinctly upright plants from late summer through early fall. The leaves are green and lance-like. This species prefers a location in partial shade.
Lobelia is an excellent border plant for moist locations and is a hummingbird magnet. It also attracts butterflies and swallowtails.
Height: 3.0-4.0 Feet
Spread: 2.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs
Soil Quality: Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime: Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts Wings: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Songbirds, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate: Medium