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Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name(s): Cardinal flower
Categories: Ground Covers and Perennials
Scarlet flower spikes on metre-long stalks make a spectacular show against the dark purple leaf rosettes from mid- to late summer. This lobelia is ideal for river or poolside plantings. L. x vedrariensis has light blue flower spikes and lanceolate, dark green leaves. It enjoys rich, moist soil.
Botanical Pronunciation: loe-BEEL-yuh kar-dih-NAY-liss
Plant has dark purple leaf rosettes.
Eastern and Southwestern USA
Uses in landscape design
This lobelia is ideal for river or poolside plantings.