CARDINAL FLOWER Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal Flower is loaded with intense red flowers along tall stems reaching 4' tall! These flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds, and Swallowtail butterflies! Plants are extremely showy, and bloom for many weeks. Plant in a location with moist soil, or wet soil. Plants do not like drought.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 48", 4 feet
Location: Sun or part
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Bloom time: Summer
Seeds per pack: 20
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. The ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause serious illness or death.
Germination: These seeds are fairly easy to germinate. Place the seeds on the surface of the growing medium, and keep moist to wet at all times. Seeds require light for germination, which occurs in 5-6 weeks. Once seeds emerge, plants can be placed in a sunny location.