Spring Flowering Bulbs

Lobelia Cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 3' (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Few perennials can produce this brilliant shade of cardinal red. Foliage consists of hardy green and bronze-purple leaves. Lobelia Cardinalis is often seen along woodland paths and beside a stream or pond.

Cardinal Flower provides bold color for the late summer to early autumn garden. Stunning!

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • For a Shady Spot

Lobelia General Information:

Lobelia are perfect for the spot in your garden that just stays too wet for most plants. Spires of colorful hood-like flowers open from bottom to top. Will naturalize along ditches and streams. Butterflies like them too.

Lobelia Plant Care:

Prefers fertile, evenly moist soil. Can be divided every 2 - 3 years in spring. Allow to self sow. Winter over with stems on. Can be pinched back before flowering to produce more compact plants. May benefit from light winter mulch north of zone 6.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: LOCA