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Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Dozens of brilliant red flowers bloom on Cardinal Flower's strong, upright stems in late summer. Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar of Cardinal Flower. Prefers moist soil and is a favorite choice for rain gardens. 

Spectacular display when massed
Attracts hummingbirds
Perfect for moist, sunny sites
In stock!
 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
12613 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

Gardening Suggestions for Cardinal Flower:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Humming- birds
Moist, Well-Drained
Butterflies
Height:
24-48 Inches
Spread:
12-18 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed
Soft Rush Soft Rush

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Humming- birds
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Habit
Perennial
Program
Plants of Merit
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Border or Bed
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Cut Flower
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage