We’re profiling ten plants available at this year’s Native Plant Sale which may be less well-known – but still very lovable! Why not consider adding one of these to your garden?
Flowers: Blue to white
Height: 12-36” (30 to 100 cm)
Width: 8-12” (20 to 30 cm)
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Great Lobelia is a member of the Campanula family, hence its pretty, bell-shaped flowers. Profuse in blooming, the flowers are held atop tall, straight plants in clusters beloved by pollinators. Bumblebees and the odd hummingbird are known to enjoy a tipple from this plant!
However, Great Lobelia is also quite pest resistant, so no insect gets much of a snack from its leaves. This is because it contains a chemical compound, lobeline, which is even currently being used in medical research. Continue reading