Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)


Sold in 4.5″ (1 qt) pots
Full Sun (can grow in part sun, but will be smaller and bloom later).
Soil Moisture: Medium – Wet Soil (good for rain gardens)
Bloom Time: July to September
Height x spread: 4 ft x 2 ft
Flower: Showy, bright red
Tolerate: Sandy Loam and Clay Soil; Deer Resistant
Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies

Note: Cardinal Flower is toxic to humans and pets if ingested. 

The common name is in reference to the red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals. The plant appreciates partial afternoon shade in hot summer climates of the lower Midwest. This plant works well in moist areas, wet meadows, streams, ponds, and rain gardens. It adds late summer bloom and height to borders as long as the soil is kept uniformly moist.

Where to see it grow: Exploration Garden at Clinton Hills Conservation Park (Rain Gardens)

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