Lobelia cardinalis, Red cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis, Red cardinal flower
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  • Item #: PP47
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Average well drained soil:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Herbaceous plant:
  • High Wildlife Value:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
  • Moist Soil:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
  • Part - Full Shade (less than 4 hours):
  • Part Sun - Part Shade :
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Songbirds:
  • Threatened / Endangered:
  • Full Sun:
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Botanic Name (s):        Lobelia cardinalis                                                                                                                                 

Common Name(s):       Red cardinal flower    

Mature height :2-4ft

Mature spread:2-4ft

Bloom Time:July-October

Bloom color:       Red                 

Fruit:                 Capsule                     

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun     Part Sun    Part Shade 

Soil moisture:  Average    Moist      Wet

Soil Ph:5.8-7.8

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture        

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay                                                                      

Native Habitat:      Fresh tidal and non tidal mrshes, wooded swamps, seeps, banks of ponds, rivers, streams               

Notes:        Long bloom time                            

Erosion Control       Flood Tolerant                                                            

High Wildlife Value:                Beneficial Insects          Butterflies               Hummingbirds     Songbirds                        

FACW- Usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands                      

OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands                                                                                                         

Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions                                                

Native to Piedmont Regions                                                                                           

Threatened / Endangered:          Arizona, Florida, New York      

Can be considered invasive

Native Perennial 

Herbaceous Perennial 

Pollinator Support 


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