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Lobelia cardinalis Lobelia cardinalis

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Lobelia cardinalis

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  • Dark Stems,
  • Great Habit,
  • Attracts Hummingbirds,
Common Name:Cardinal Flower
Plant Type:Perennial
Brand:American Beauties Native Plants
Hardiness Zone: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 What is my zone?
Height:2 - 4 Feet
Spread:2 - 2 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Songbirds
Critter Resistance:Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color:Red Shades

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(Cardinal Flower) Beauty that brings on more beauty, that is how we describe the Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis is no exception. Standing 2-4 foot tall, Lobelia cardinalis has a clumping habit and midsummer send up bright red flower spikes. Nestle right above the bright green foliage, the bright red flowers emerge on 2 foot flower spikes creating color for up to 5 weeks in the summer. Beauty brings on more beauty is the case with Lobelia cardinalis as the hummingbirds are sure to flock to your plants. Planted in full sun to filtered shade, Lobelia prefer moderate to moist soil conditions. Planted as a border or near the water's edge, Lobelia cardinalis is a stunning native to add to your garden.
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Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name Cardinal Flower
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Type Perennial
Brand American Beauties Native Plants
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist, Wet
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Songbirds
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color Red Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Native
Design Use Border, Container, Massing, Specimen, Waters Edge or Bog
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Summer, Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer
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