Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

These alluring red wildflowers are native to the United States and a must-have for all wildflower gardens. This perennial is considered to be one of the showiest flowers as they grow on tall spikes and look brilliant planted alongside other wildflowers and/or trees. This beauty got its name from the bright red robes worn by the Roman Catholic cardinals. A butterfly garden is not complete without this showy flower.

Attracts: Checkered White,  and more

Color(s): red

Sun Exposure: Sun or Partial Shade

Soil: Rich, moist soil

Average Height: 3 ft. - 5 ft.

Average Spread: 9 in. - 18 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 - 10

Note: Toxic

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