Lobelia siphilitica, Great Blue Lobelia


Historical Uses: The Cherokee tribe was reported to make infusions from the leaves for colds and fevers.  The Iroquois would use the plant as a gargle for coughs and would use infusions of smashed plants for antibewitchment.

  • Listing ID: 1172
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3-5
  • Stratification: 60 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: July-October
  • Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to mostly sun
  • Latin Name: Lobelia siphilitica
  • Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia
  • Eco-Region: 251