Home Prairie and Wetland Center
16245 South Hwy. 71
Belton, MO 64012
Tel: (816) 331-9738
Fax: (816) 331-9739

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

Click here for print friendly version.
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

A Plant of Merit winner, this striking plant bears dozens of brilliant red flowers on strong, upright stems in late summer. Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar. Naturally found along streams, this plant is a great choice for rain gardens and pond edges.

Additional Information:


Height
24-48 Inches

spacer

Spread
12-18 Inches

spacer

Bloom/Seasonal Color
Red


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta), Downy Skullcap (Scutellaria incana), Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Bog

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Food/Birds