Lobelia cardinalis – cardinal flower

Lobelia’s are not true perennials because the flowering stem and roots die after setting seed.  It is however a beautiful wildflower that competes well with sedges and grasses and other wildflowers.

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Lobelia cardinalis or cardinal flower grows in moist locations and is clump-forming perennial with large cardinal red flowers in late summer.  Its flowers are very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, but not cardinals. White and rose colored forms are also known.

“If you are fond of red and have a moist open spot, you owe it to yourself to grow this plant”.  Growing and Propagating Wildflowers, William Cullina

Height: 2-4 ft

Sun: Full Sun to partial shade

Water: Medium to wet

Bloom color: Red

Bloom time: July to September

Additional information

1-gallon, quart

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