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