Red Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardinalis)
Red Cardinal Flower is a delightful plant that adds vertical interest as well as color and texture to your water garden setting. Red flowers bloom at the top of tall spikes that grow up from the base of this columular plant. Red Cardinal Flower has a clump-like habitat and spreads at the base of the plant. Red Cardinal Flower adds scarlet color to your landscape from July through September, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies!
Height Grows 18 - 36 inches tall
Width Spreads 12 - 18 inches wide
Sunlight Requirements Part sun/Part shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil
Bloom Blooms from July through September
Zone Hardy to zone 4
Plant your Red Cardinal Flower in moist, loam soil in your terrestrial garden, keeping the soil evenly moist, especially during dry spells. In cooler states, mulch your Red Cardinal Flower over the winter months and remove mulch in the spring.
When using Red Cardinal Flower in the pond, plant in fabric planting container and only allow the roots in water with no water over the top of the container in full sun to part shade.