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     Cardinal Flower is a favorite of the Ruby-throated hummingbird.  It also attracts butterflies and native bees.


     Cardinal Flower is a perfect garden plant with its spires of bright-red flowers blooming for up to two months in late summer to early fall.  It's one of the most beautiful colors in any garden.


     Fun Fact: Cardinal Flower was introduced to Europe in the 1600s and, like the birds, named after the red robes worn by the Roman Catholic Cardinals.


Lobelia, Cardinal Flower

1 Quart
    • Latin: Lobelia cardinalis
    • Pollinator value: High
    • Height: 2-4 feet
    • Light: Sun, part shade
    • Soil: Moist
    • Blooms: Red, July-September
    • Resistance: Deer
    • Landscape: Moist shade gardens, wetlands, along ponds or streams, rain gardens
    • Pair with: Obedient Plant; Swamp Milkweed, Great Blue Lobelia
    • Native range here
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