Lobelia cardinalis
(cardinal flower)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

L. ‘Monet Moment;’ magenta late summer-fall bloom; grows 24 to 36 inches; well-adapted to moist/dry location; hybrid lobelia generally longer lived than species

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Bottom


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
can be relatively short-lived; must have consistent moisture; attractive to hummingbirds and butterfies


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

open, upright mounds of foliage

Foliage

dark green leaves; bold texture

Flowers

clustered, deep red tubular flowers on vertical stems; July-September

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