Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 6 inches – 3 feet
Bloom: June – August
Suggested Uses: Pale Spiked Lobelia is an excellent low-growing wildflower for well-drained areas of wildflower gardens and shoreline restorations. Grows well in sandy soils. This plant has wonderfully delicate pale lavender flowers which bloom up one central stem!
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the contiguous U.S.
Pollinators: Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies!
Flowers: The 1/3″ – 1/2″ flowers have 2 lips and bloom on a long slender spike.
Leaves: The alternate leaves are oblong and sometimes rough on the edges (margins).
Name: The genus “Lobelia” is named for Matthias von Lobel, a 16th-century Flemish herbalist.
Other Names: Palespike Lobelia
More information: USDA plant profile