Lobelia cardinalis

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Cardinal Flower

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

One of the most brilliant red perennial flowers available.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

Lobelia was named after the Flemish botanist Mathias de l'Obel (1538-1616).

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Lobelia is a moisture loving perennial during the growing season, but needs good drainage when dormant. Best used alongside a stream or pond.

When to Divide

spring or fall, every 2-3 years

Good Companions

Variegated Japanese Sedge (Carex oshimensis), Leatherwood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Bigleaf Ligularia (Ligularia dentata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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