Cardinal Flower

Plant Height 3-4 Ft.
Seed Count 6-7 Million Seeds per Pound
Botanical Name Lobelia cardinalis
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Period August-September
Flower Color Red
Pollinator Value Excellent


Cardinal Flower


Cardinal flower is distributed across the southern and eastern halves of the United States growing best in wet to mesic soils. A perennial, growing to a height of 4 feet, its bright red flowers can be seen in bloom from August-September.

  • Hummingbird garden power flower
  • Great source of nectar for many pollinators
  • It grows well in both full and partial sun
  • Often found in wet to moist soils
  • Prefers medium type soils
  • Summer bloom period
  • Very small seed, between 6-7 million seeds per pound
  • Needs to light to germinates
  • Deer resistant specie


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