1-3 feet tall
Part Sun to Full Shade
Blooms June to July
Medium to Moist Site
Approx. >200 seeds.
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is easily distinguished by its vibrant red flowers. Cardinal flower attracts hummingbirds and pairs well with other lobelias and beardtongues. Overpicking of this flower has resulted in its scarcity in some areas, so it is an excellent choice for any garden. Note- seeds are very small.
Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at soil surface. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing.
Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.