Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardinalis)
Bright spikes of cardinal red flowers. Lobelias are not true perennials, because the flowering stem and its associated roots die after setting seed. Prefers rich, constant moist soils. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms July-September. Shade/ part shade. Available in 1 quart pots. Height: 2-4 ft.