Lobelia cardinalis

cardinal flower

Campanulaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      red
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown,NA
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower in moist garden, edge of water garden, understory plant in wet woods or stream edges
Propagation: Seed or division
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Riverine swamps, spring run swamps, bogs, in mats of floating vegetation, wet ditches.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B