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Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

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Cardinal Flower is an upright native herbaceous perennial with erect stalks of cardinal red tubular flowers that bloom late in summer above the dark green lance shaped leaves.  Prefers afternoon shade and moist to wet well-drained soil.  Foliage is highly toxic if ingested.

Lobelia cardinalis acts a sa native host for several species of butterflies, and the nectar as a food source for hummingbirds and Swallowtail Butterflies.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 4'

Spread: 

1’ - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water Regularly, do not let soils dry out.  Mulch in cold winters to prevent root upheaval.  Watch for snails and slugs.  
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWater Gardens, Ponds and Streams, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Bonset, Sneezeweed, Swamp Milkweed

IMAGE: R. A. Nonenmacher, Lobelia cardinalis SCA-8365, CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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