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Lobelia cardinalis

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Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

More About 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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

All parts of this plant are TOXIC.

Zone:

3

Height:

50-70 cm

Spread:

45-60 cm

Colour:

Scarlet
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Cardinal Flower 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. 


Lobelia cardinalis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Poisonous
Poisonous
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge