Downy Lobelia is a Year Round Beauty
The leaf has small, irregular spaced teeth; maybe furry or hairy, especially on the underneath side of the leaf. It is related to the Bell Flower family, and also the red and blue Cardinal family. The flowers are too irregular in shape, gorgeous, blooming purple to white, with the upper lip having two lobes and the lower lip having three lobes, which grow to around 3/4 inches long. The flower spike is often one-sided. The leaves are mint green in color. While finding mostly along the coastline, from New Jersey to Florida, it can also be found westward to Illinois and Texas; located in most of the East side of the United States.
Downy Lobelia Prefer Partial Shade and is Perfect for a Front Yard , Along Walkways, or in the Backyard along Fencing
It does prefer partial shade but needs some sunlight as well. Although a Summer is blooming plant, from August to October, these are beautiful year round and would hold up well against winter months. The bees will pollinate these gorgeous plants, and they attract butterflies as well. This plant would be perfect for a front yard, along with a walkway, or in the backyard along with a fence. Wherever you choose to plant this beauty, you're sure to love it. Downy Lobelia is shipped bare root and can be planted anytime after the last frost, with Spring months being the most recommended time to plant. This wildflower acts character and beauty wherever it grows, and offers a light floral smell, that is sure to be a beautiful addition to any yard.
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