Lobelia cardinalis

Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name(s): Cardinal flower

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Description:

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

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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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High Watering

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Flowers

Flowering time:

  • January
  • February
  • December

Description:
Plant bears meter long spikes of scarlet flowers from mid to late summer.

Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis Common Name(s): Cardinal flower Categories: Ground Covers and Perennials

Foliage

Description:
Plant has dark purple leaf rosettes.


Origin

Eastern and Southwestern USA

 

Uses in landscape design

This lobelia is ideal for river or poolside plantings.

 

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