Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Cardinal Flower

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Lobelia cardinalis

Flower Description:

Crimson red tubular flowers, upper lip split into 2 lobes, lower into 3 lobes. A Hummingbird favorite.

FamilyLobeliaceae
Season BloomJuly-Sept
HabitatPart shade to sun, moist sandy loamy soils, wet meadows, open woods.
CyclePerennials
Height1'-5'
Leaf DescriptionLong spear shaped leaves coarsely toothed , hairless tapering to a sharp tip
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationWoodland