Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) [lo-BEE-lee-ah kar-din-AL-iss]

Other Names Cardinal Flower
Family Campanulaceae
Named Cultivars Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle', Lobelia cardinalis 'Fried Green Tomatoes', Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Mature Size 24 - 48 inches tall. 12 - 24 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Wet:
Zones 3a - 9b
Tags Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Wet Site Tolerant, Illinois Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Most Popular, Cut Flower, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Deciduous, Thornless, Attractive to Butterflies, Attractive to Hummingbirds, Accent, Border, Butterfly Garden, Container, Cottage Garden, Eclectic Garden, Edging, Formal Garden, Hummingbird Garden, Low Maintenance, Pond, Rock Garden, Perennial, Well-Drained Soil, Clay Soil, Drought Tolerant, Moist Soil, Normal Soil, Sandy Soil, Native to North America, Attracts Butterflies, Rain Garden
Bloom Period July to September
Flower Color Scarlet Red, White Or Rose
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