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Cardinalis Lobelia Plant

Your price: $16.95
  • - Cardinal Flower
  • - Height: 2-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Part-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Cardinalis Lobelia Plant
Plant Features

Cardinalis Lobelia, commonly known as Cardinal Flower, is a striking and showy perennial wildflower native to North America. Growing up to 3-4 feet tall, this plant has a clumping growth habit and features lance-shaped, deep green leaves arranged in opposite pairs along the stem. Its vibrant, scarlet-red blooms are tubular in shape, boasting a unique 2-lipped structure with the upper lip forming a hood over the lower one. These flowers are arranged in tall, showy spikes, sometimes reaching up to a foot in length. Blooming from mid-summer to early fall, the Cardinal Flower is a magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators, making it a favored choice for wildlife gardens. It will often self-seed, ensuring its presence in the garden for many seasons. While it traditionally grows in wet environments like swamps and stream banks, its aesthetic and ecological appeal has also led to its incorporation in various garden settings.

Companion Planting: Swamp Milkweed, Joe Pye Weed

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Wet
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 1-2 feet
Habit Upright
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Pollinator Garden, Wetland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Focal Point
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated

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This Lobelia didn't do much of anything it's first year but that sometimes happens. It did not emerge along with the other perennials. Suddenly, it was just there after a couple of rain soaked days 3 weeks ago, now it's about 2' tall and blooming like crazy! It's a beautiful red also. Right under the Hummingbird feeder, with the lack of Hummers & Butterflies this year, I'm hoping it reels them in from afar!

From Andrea | July 14, 2013