Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Copyright: Regina Cutter Edwards
These alluring red wildflowers are native to the United States and a must-have for all wildflower gardens. This perennial is considered one of the showiest flowers as they grow on tall spikes and look brilliant planted alongside other wildflowers and 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.
Where to Buy Cardinal Flower Plants:
Cardinal Flower is a Nectar Plant for:Checkered White, and more
Cardinal Flower Specifications:
Sun Exposure: Sun, partial shade
Soil: Fertile, moist soil
Average Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.
Average Spread: 9 in. to 18 in.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 to 10