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Light Requirements: full sun/part shade

Soil Moisture: medium/wet

Bloom Color: red

Bloom Time: July-September

Height: 2-4 ft. 

Deer Resistant? Yes

Black Walnut tolerant? Yes

Local Ecotype Available? No

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

  • I’m native to NY state and Tompkins county.


    Wet soil and part shade is my favorite habitat. I need constant moisture.


    I form clumps and am a short lived perennial. Make sure there is clear soil around me so I can self seed.  


    Butterflies and hummingbirds find me very attractive but despite my name, cardinals do not.


    I’m a pretty addition to any wet area or rain garden.


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