Cardinal Flower - Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Floweris a species of Lobelia native to the Americas, from southeastern Canada south through the eastern and southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America to northern Colombia. It is an herbaceous perennial plant that grows up to four feet tall and is found in wet places, stream banks, and swamps. The flowers are usually vibrant red, deeply five-lobed, during the summer to fall. Cardinal Flower is pollinated by the ruby-throated hummingbird. 

Water Needs: 
High
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Long Bloom Time
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Mass Planting
Wet Areas
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Light Needs: 
Partial Sun/Shade
Plant Types: 
Height: 
36-48"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
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Easily grown in rich, humusy, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Needs constant moisture. Will tolerate full sun in cool, northern climates, but otherwise appreciates part shade. Divide clumps in spring as needed. May self-seed in optimum growing conditions.

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