Cardinal Flower


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Lobelia cardinalis

Minimum: 30 seeds

Embrace the vibrant allure of the Cardinal Flower, a scarlet jewel that commands attention in water gardens and moist landscapes. With its striking red blooms and elegant spires, this native perennial brings a touch of brilliance and natural beauty to your outdoor oasis, attracting hummingbirds and creating a captivating focal point.

Key Features:

  1. Scarlet Splendor: Cardinal Flower is renowned for its intense scarlet-red blooms that capture the essence of nature's brilliance. The vivid color adds a burst of energy and warmth to water features, moist soil, and the edges of ponds, creating a mesmerizing display.

  2. Elegant Spire Formation: The architectural elegance of Cardinal Flower is revealed in its spire-like formations, where clusters of tubular blossoms gracefully ascend along tall stems. This creates a stunning vertical presence, making it a dynamic addition to your water garden or landscape.

  3. Hummingbird Haven: Invite the enchanting presence of hummingbirds to your garden, as Cardinal Flower is a favorite among these aerial acrobats. Watch as these vibrant birds hover and feed on the nectar-rich blossoms, adding a delightful and natural spectacle to your outdoor space.

  4. Moisture-Loving Beauty: Flourishing in moist to wet conditions, Cardinal Flower thrives along the edges of ponds, streams, and in damp garden areas. Its ability to adapt to waterlogged soil makes it a valuable choice for water gardens and rain gardens.

  5. Late-Summer Bloomer: Enjoy the late-summer bloom of Cardinal Flower, extending the floral display when many other plants have concluded their season. The scarlet blossoms persist, adding a vivid touch to your garden well into the changing seasons.


  • Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
  • Bloom Color: Intense scarlet-red
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height: Tall and spire-like
  • Sun Exposure: Part sun to full shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist to wet soil


  • Immerse your water garden in the scarlet splendor of Cardinal Flower, creating a captivating visual spectacle.
  • Appreciate the architectural elegance of spire formations, adding a dynamic and vertical dimension to your landscape.
  • Attract hummingbirds to your garden with the nectar-rich blossoms, contributing to the ecological vibrancy of your outdoor space.
  • Utilize Cardinal Flower's preference for moist conditions to enhance water gardens, pond edges, and rain garden areas.
  • Extend the beauty of your garden with late-summer blooms, ensuring a vivid display even as the seasons transition.

Cultivation Tips:

  1. Plant Cardinal Flower in moist to wet soil along the edges of water features, ponds, or in rain garden areas.
  2. Provide partial sun to full shade for optimal growth and blooming.
  3. Water consistently to maintain the desired moisture levels, especially during dry spells.

Transform your water garden into a haven of scarlet splendor with Cardinal Flower. Order now and experience the natural beauty and dynamic elegance that this native perennial brings to your outdoor retreat!