Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Pale Spiked Lobelia, Palespike Lobelia

Pale Spiked Lobelia, Palespike Lobelia

Lobelia spicata

Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, prefers rich loamy soil but tolerates rocky soil.  1 ½ – 2 ft. height, blooms in summer, purple to white to blue flowers, self-seeds freely once established.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Statewide except absent in the Coastal Plain Province

Highly variable species with several varieties recognized by botanists. Attractive plant but less showy than its better known relatives; also more drought tolerant after becoming established.   Tends to flop if given too much water and fertilizer.  Tends to be short-lived.  Attracts bees.

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