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Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

Tall brilliant red spikes of flowers that are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Glossy, bronze tinted bright green foliage. Best bloom is achieved in sun with wet conditions. Long blooming. Deer resistant.


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  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-9
  • Height:36-48 Inches
  • Spread:12-15 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Red

Prefers full sun to part shade and humus-rich, moist to wet soils. Appreciates some shade in hotter areas.

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-Drained
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Wet
Flowering Months
July
August
September
Foliage Color
Green
Additional Information about Lobelia cardinalis

Occasionally a plant may have white or pink, rather than red, blooms.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Lobelia cardinalis

 Avoid mulch or leaf cover over crown in winter.