General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 15 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 15 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Magenta
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Lobelia
  • Cardinal Flower

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