'Black Truffle' Cardinal flower has leaves which are purple to black, especially in spring and early summer. Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle' produces 4' spikes of vivid red flowers from July to September, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators like mad. This very showy native is an introduction by Peter Heus of West Virginia, and is being marketed by Plants Nouveau and North Creek's American Beauties Program.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Lobelia cardinalis Black Truffle #1 (deep maroon foliage, red flower)
Characteristics & Attributes
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
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