Scientific Name: Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name: cardinal flower
Family Name: Campanulaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Oblanceolate, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Raceme, White, Pink, Red, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Stems about 90cm tall; leaves alternate, lanceolate, reddish-purple; racemes bright, crimson red raceme with 4cm long bilabiate florets.