Lobelia cardinalis Black Truffle Special Item

Cardinal Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4' (Plant 2-3' apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Add black tie elegance to your garden with the deep purple-black foliage and bold red flowers of this enticing native Cardinal Flower. Dramatic and truly red flower stalks rise from glossy black rosettes of foliage.

Late season and warmer temps bring iridescent maroon foliage. Use like an upright Coleus in a sunny border. A perfect choice for a rain garden.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

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.

$15.95 $11.96 ea.
(3+) $15.50 $11.62 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: LOBT