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Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis, bright red cluster of flowers on upright stem

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardinalis)

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Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardinalis)


Bloom colour: Red

Blooms: June-Aug

Height: 2-5 feet

Light: Sun, part shade, shade

Soil: moist-wet, all soil types

Water Use: Low

Hardiness Zone 3-9 (click here to find your plant hardiness zone)

Cardinal flower attracts: Birds, butterflies and hummingbirds

Found along shorelines, moist woodland edges. Soil must be kept moist or wet at all times. Very showy red blooms attract many pollinators and is very striking in a rain garden, low lying wet area, or irrigated garden. A thick mulch in Ontario climates is beneficial for overwintering.