Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardinalis)
Exposure: Sun / Partial Shade
Height: 36-48 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Natural Habitat: Low areas, woodlands edge, stream banks, roadsides and meadows
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Pollinators
Description: Dense spikes of brilliant red blooms in July to October, offsets from lower leaves put down roots which become the plant next year, moist to wet, humus-rich, sandy & clay soils, short-lived perennial that self-sows, valued for its ornamental blooms and color, attracts birds, depends on hummingbirds, which feed on the nectar, for pollination.