Blue Star Creeper (Lobelia pedunculata)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Lobelia pedunculata Accepted
Pratia pedunculata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested, Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction


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Date: 2011-07-13
By kniphofia
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2001-09-06
By Joy
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-08-28
By Joy
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-06-25
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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