Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

A spectacular plant that was once common along local waterways, Cardinal Flower has brilliant red flowers in late July, which are favourite nectar sources for hummingbirds. This plant needs moist soil in full sun to part shade. Parent plants can be short-lived, so let the copious seeds drop to the ground to start new plants.

Height: 2-5 feet

Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Water Requirements: Prefers moist humus rich soils but can tolerate a broad range of moisture regimes

Flowers: Deep red flowers that are sure to impress July to September

Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees