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Lobelia speciosa 'Vulcan Red'

Lobelia speciosa 'Vulcan Red' - Cardinal Flower - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Lobelia speciosa 'Vulcan Red'

  • Tubular, fiery-red flowers form tall spikes
  • Finely toothed, narrow, burgundy leaves
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm

Interesting Notes:

All parts of this plant are TOXIC.

Zone:

6

Height:

45-50 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Red
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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 speciosa 'Vulcan Red' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Burgundy

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Lobelia speciosa 'Vulcan Red'