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Lobelia cardinalis/Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis / Lobelia cardinalis
Tall, stately stalks of bright cardinal-red flowers
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Tall, stately stalks of bright cardinal-red flowers

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Scientific Name: Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name: Cardinal Flower
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: It is in bloom when hummingbirds and butterflies are migrating and furnishes nectar for these creatures. It is a native wildflower that does well in moist soils. Some improved varieties with larger and more flowers have been introduced to the gardening world.