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Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

 Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet

Soil Type: Loam, Sand-Loam, Organic matter helps retain moisture

Height: 2.5 - 4 feet

Spread: 1 foot

Blooms: July, August, September

Root: Taproot

Habitat: Wet Prairies/Meadows, Floodplains, Edges of ponds, streams, marshes, Moist depressions in woodlands

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Low area garden, Wet Meadow plantings, Pond edges

Complimentary Plants: Joe Pye Weed, Great Blue Lobelia, Bebbs Sedge, Fox Sedge

Wildlife Value: The nectar of the flowers attracts the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and various Swallowtail butterflies. Sometimes the larger bumblebees will steal nectar through slits in the tubular corolla.

Seed Origin: Blue Mountains, Ontario

Germination Code: C(60), D

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

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