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  • Canadian Grown
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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower, Scarlet Lobelia

Main interest:
showy red flowers, native, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist to wet soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
cardinal red
Flowering period:
July to September
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 4 ft (1.2 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)
borders, rain garden, naturalizing, mass planting, foundation

The Cardinal Flower is your answer for a vacant spot in a late summer garden. Showy, red flowers have three spreading lower petals and two upper petals that unite into a tube at the base. The cardinal red flowers are upright spikes and bloom from July to September. This very low maintenance, native hardy plant will attract hummingbirds to your garden.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Lobelia cardinalis ssp. graminea, Lobelia cardinalis var. graminea, Lobelia cardinalis var. meridionalis, Lobelia cardinalis var. multiflora, Lobelia cardinalis var. phyllostachya, Lobelia cardinalis var. propinqua, Lobelia cardinalis var. pseudosplendens, Lobelia fulgens, Lobelia splendens

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