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Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)
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Cardinal Flower is named for its beautiful scarlet red flowers which are an important nectar source for hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies. Lobelias produce a secondary compound known as "lobeline," which deters herbivores. The flowering spikes open from the bottom to the top and bloom for several weeks. They grow best in moist, rich soils in full sun to partial shade. Cardinal flower is a showy plant great for the garden or wetland planting.  Its blossoms also make excellent cut flowers.

Dormant bare-root plants ship during optimal transplanting seasons: Spring (April-May).

Potted plants come in a tray of 38 plants and ship mid-May through late-June. Click here if you prefer to mix/match up to 6 species in a tray.


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Catalog Number LOB02F
Seeds / Packet 750
Seeds / Ounce 400,000
Germination Code C(60), D
Wetland Code OBL
USDA Zones 4-9
Plant Spacing 6-16''
Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 
Soil Moisture Wet  Wet-Mesic 
Height 4 feet 
Bloom Color Red 
Bloom Time July  Aug  Sept 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots  Potted Trays 
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Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)
*This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. **Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
BONAP Map Key
Present in state Present in county; native to state Not present in state  
Present in county, adventive in state    
Chelone glabra (Turtlehead) Iris virginica var. shrevei (Southern Blue Flag) Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)
 
Lobelia spicata (Pale Spiked Lobelia)
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