Cardinal Flower


 

Cardinal Flower

(Lobelia cardinalis)

 

Height:

    • 1 – 6 feet (usually 2 – 3 feet)

Bloom:

    • July – Sept.

Classification:

    • Native
    • Perennial

Sun:

    • Full sun to part shade (best)

Soil moisture:

    • Medium to wet

Used by:

    • Hummingbirds (flowers)
    • Native bees (flowers)
    • Butterflies / moths (flowers)
    • Caterpillars (foliage)

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Plant Different Shapes, Sizes, and Colors of Flowers

Cardinal Flower: Attractive to Hummingbirds, but not Cardinals

Native range in North America:

 

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