Cardinal Flower


  • USDA Zones 3 to 9 (Find Your Zone)
  • 2 to 4 Feet Tall
  • Full to Part Sun
  • Moist to Wet Soils
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies


Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower, is easily grown in moist to wet soils but can be established in up-land sites as well. They will tolerate full sun to light afternoon shade with a blooming period of mid-summer to early fall. The brilliant red flowers are borne on erect terminal spikes rising to a height of 2-3′. The flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. They add late summer blooms and height to borders or water gardens.

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