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Lobelia cardinalisLobelia cardinalis

cardinal flower

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 2-4'
Flowers: Jul.-Oct.; red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.8-7.8
Soil type: Clay Loamy


fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, wooded swamps, seeps; banks of ponds, rivers, streams

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE PA


Butterfly Hummingbird Songbird Beneficial insect *


long bloom time; biennial, must reseed

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004