Lobelia Vedrariensis

Cardinal Flower
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Pleasing Vertical Accent
Dramatic spires of bright purple, hood-like flowers on stately, narrow spikes bloom July to September. Adaptable to almost any situation. Green leaves with a subtle red tinge provide a pleasing backdrop for the vibrant purple blooms of Vedrariensis. Pairs well with Ferns and Heuchera.

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Plant Type Perennials
Species gerardii
Height Medium to Tall 2-4'
Spacing Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun / Shade Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs High
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.