Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Cardinal Flower is one of the most beautiful and popular wildflowers for a moist, sunny or partly shaded spot in the perennial border, meadow, or alongside a stream. Two- to four-foot tall stems are laden with brilliant red flowers from July through September. They are a favorite feeding ground for hummingbirds. Species to grow along with Cardinal Flower include Great Blue Lobelia, Pink Turtlehead, Obedient Plant, Wild Ageratum, Joe Pye Weed, and Bee Balm. Cardinal Flower tends to be short-lived, but also tends to self-sow prolifically, so expect to have babies. Plants form evergreen clumps.



Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial        

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Wet, Moist, Moderately moist


full quart


24 to 36in, 36in or taller


Flower Color

Red, scarlet

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9