Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower
|Garden grown Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal flower.|
Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower, is named for the intensity of its red flower. This short-lived perennial can be
found in lakeside, creek-side, moist open woodland and wet meadow settings within the far eastern Minnesota counties. It will self-seed where conditions permit and will do well in a part-sun location with moist-medium soil.
Bloom: red, July to September
Height: 4-5 feet
Conditions: part sun to part shade, moist, sandy or loamy soil, rain gardens and pond sides.
|Cardinal Flower growing at edge of our wetland, alongside Beggarticks (Bidens)|
|Cardinal flower growing on a Mid-Atlantic tidal river.|