Lobelia cardinalis 'Green Native'

Cardinal Flower

Photo courtesy of Swift Greenhouses

  • Cardinal red flower spikes form a spectacular contrast with dark green foliage
  • Native to much of North America
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

The perfect plant for damp locations.  Lobelia will easily adapt to 'wet feet' but can also tolerate well-drained soils.  Thrives in full sun when soil is moist. Plant in part shade when placed in dry soil. Deadheading spent blooms may promote reblooming.

Height: 36 in
Spacing: 12 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Red
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Native
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands