Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Plant Height: 12 to 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Blue-violet to lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Birds
Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant are poisonous, especially the roots.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: @ 14 days to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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One more to id by FarminginPink Jun 23, 2020 6:44 AM 3
Something I planted... by lovesblooms Jun 19, 2019 2:09 PM 6
Is this Blue Lobelia - Lobelia siphilitica? by Linford Jul 30, 2018 8:45 AM 3
need ID this by levi Sep 9, 2016 5:13 PM 4
Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata) by Catmint20906 Aug 28, 2015 2:50 AM 4
Lobelia inflata by Catmint20906 Jul 20, 2015 5:45 AM 7
Group Order of JL Hudson Seeds by lanakilaalexand Nov 14, 2012 2:45 PM 0
Group Order of JL Hudson Seeds by lanakilaalexand Nov 10, 2012 2:54 PM 0

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