Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower


This gorgeous red flower is highly desired in the garden. Hummingbirds will seek it out and works well in a pollinator garden. Rare in the home landscape. 

Type: Perennial
Hardiness range: 3A - 9B
Height: 30" to 36" / 75cm to 90cm
Spread: 6" to 12" / 15cm to 30cm
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Full shade to full sun
Persistence: Deciduous
Bloom color: Purple, red
Bloom season: Mid Summer to Mid Fall
Bloom attributes: Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color: Green
Fruit color: n/a
Water requirements: Moist to wet
Soil pH requirements: Acidic, neutral
Soil type: Loamy
Form: Upright or erect
Landscape uses: Border, container, massing, specimen, woodland garden
Attributes and features: Attracts birds, native to North America, naturalizing