Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)
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Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

Tall red flowering spikes. Prefers moist soils. Short-lived. A favorite of hummingbirds

Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: July,August,September
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Lobelia cardinalis

Attributes

Emergent
Rain Garden Shade
Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Woodland
Wet Woodland
Wetland

Bloom Time

July
August
September

Flower Color

Red

Flower Hue

Dark

Flower Height

3' to 4'

Flower Type

Raceme

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Average

Origin

Greater Midwest