Lobelia gerardii Vedrariensis

Cardinal Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 2-4' (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Purple / Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
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.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Shade 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.

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.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: LOVE