Lobelia spicata
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Height: 1-2.5 feet; 0.3-0.75 metres Spread: 1-1.5 feet; - 0.3-0.45 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Nectar for hummingbirds and long-tongued bees. Small butterflies and skippers also visit the flowers. Bloom Colour: White; light blue Culture: The preference is full or partial sun and moist to slightly dry conditions. Growth is best when the soil is rich and loamy. There is a tendency for this plant to flop over if it is spoiled with too much water or fertilizer and lacks adequate support from adjacent plants. To encourage bushier growth, pinch back the stems before they bloom. These plants may self-sow in good growing conditions. Mature plants can be divided in early spring.