lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower) native

Size: 1 litre
  • spikes of scarlet-red flowers on unbranched stems
  • tubular flowers are two-lipped
  • finely toothed, narrow, dark green leaves
  • bloom time: july to september
  • native to ontario
  • all parts of this plant are TOXIC!
  • zone 3
  • height 50-70cm
  • spread 45-60cm
  • colour scarlet
  • it will adapt well to garden conditions and can be used in moist areas, beside ponds or water features or in low wooded areas
  • is known to self-seed under optimum conditions
  • clumps can be divided in early spring
  • provides very intense colour for the late summer garden
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts hummingbirds
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant
  • native to ontario
  • poisonous
  • bog or water garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)