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Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

The scarlet flowers of Cardinal flower appear in August and September. Lobelia cardinalis is wet site loving and can handle breif flooding.  It attracts hummingbirds and numerous butterflies.   The common name is in reference to the red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals.  Lobelia cardinalis seeds itself beautifully in wetland areas, along streams and in rain gardens.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
838 Lobelia cardinalis #1 (NATIVE-red) 300 late June
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Native
Native - Straight Species
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Moist
Wet
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Lobelia cardinalis
Swamp Sunflower Helianthus salicifolius 'First Light'
Swamp Sunflower
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata
Swamp Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Swamp Milkweed
Similar Plants to Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle'
Cardinal Flower
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis 'Pink Flame'
Cardinal Flower