Pale-spiked lobelia (Lobelia spicata) looks much like a scaled-down version of cardinal flower (L. cardinalis), but with white to pale blue flowers instead of brilliant red. This elegant, summer-blooming species usually tops out at around 2 feet, with the slender, upright, unbranched stem rising from a low, deep green rosette. Native to most of the eastern half of North America, it commonly grows in meadows but can adapt to life in a border. Full sun to partial shade; average to dryish soil. Perennial; Zones 3 or 4 to 9.
Collected in late September 2022. At least 30 extremely small seeds. Ecotype unknown.
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