Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

  • Spikes of scarlet-red flowers on unbranched stems
  • Tubular flowers are two-lipped
  • Finely toothed, narrow, dark green leaves
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Height: 125 cm
  • Foliage Height: 70 cm

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Scarlet

HEIGHT:
50-70 cm

SPREAD:
45-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


It will adapt well to garden conditions and can be used in moist areas, beside ponds or water features or in low wooded areas. Is known to self-seed under optimum conditions. Clumps can be divided in early spring. Provides very intense colour for the late summer garden. 

Additional Notes about Cardinal Flower:


Native to Ontario

All parts of this plant are TOXIC.

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