Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower



Herb of wetlands with striking, bright red flowers and toothed alternate leaves. Flowers May and October. Attracts hummingbirds. To 5 feet tall. Needs wet or moist soil and likes sun, partial shade or shade.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Campanulaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:May to October
Fruit Timing:Fall
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loam
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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