Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower)


Type: Forb

Area: Wetland

Height: 2′ – 3 1/2′

Bloom Months: July, Aug, Sept

Color: Red

Sun: Part to Full Sun

Moisture: Moist, Wet

Soil: Loam, Sand

Host: Enigmogramma basigera (Pink-washed Looper Moth) Attracts/Benefits: Various Butterflies including Papilio polyxenes asterias (Black Swallowtail), Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail), Battus philenor (Pipevine Swallowtail), Hummingbirds

Photo credit: Michael R. Anderson, Sharon Yiesla

9 in stock

SKU: 949 Category:


Description from Possibility Place: Cardinal Flower is named for its beautiful scarlet flowers that are a nectar source for hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies. The flowering spikes of the Lobelia cardinalis open from the bottom to the top and bloom from July- September reaching 2-4’ in height. They grow best in moist, rich soils in full sun to partial shade. This is a showy plant that’s great for the garden, especially in moist areas. It’s blossoms also make excellent cut flowers.

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