Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower, Indian Pink

Well-suited for flower gardens both wild and formal, they add height and vibrant purple or scarlet to the back of the flower border. Varieties grow in upright flowering spikes. The water-loving plants thrive along streams, ponds or other wet spots. In cool climates, grow in full sun. Both perennial and annual types are easily grown from purchased or self-harvested seed and also come in containers in spring. Divide or replace plants after 3 years.
Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower, Indian Pink
Cardinal-red flowers bloom on 24 inch spikes from mid to late summer. Foliage, 2 to 4 feet tall is dark green or red bronze. Likes moist soil, so mulch in summer and winter. Remove faded flower stalks.

Attributes - Lobelia cardinalis

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Red, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria', Lobelia siphilitica, Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Orchid Rose', Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Scarlet'
 
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