Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower), close-up of flowers.
Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower), entire plant.

Cardinal Flower

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Lobelia cardinalis

  • Spikes of fiery red flowers in late summer to fall.
  • Forms an upright clump of narrow leaves.
  • Attracts pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds.

Average to fertile, moist to wet soil. Sun to pt. shade.

Height: 90-120cm (3-4 ft.), Spread: 60cm (24 in.)

Zone 3

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