Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower


Lobelia cardinalis is an herbaceous clump-forming perennial featuring large spikes of brilliant red flowers and dark green foliage. This gorgeous red flower is highly desired in the garden. Hummingbirds will seek it out and works well in a pollinator garden.  It will also brighten any shade garden. Rare in the home landscape. 

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Campanulaceae
Native Range: Americas
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: Scarlet red, white or rose
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Wet Soil