LOBELIA cardinalis

Cardinal Flower



Height: 18"-3' (45-90cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Red

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Campanulales (Bellflower Order)
Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)
Genus: Lobelia
Species: cardinalis (cardinal red)
Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis is one of the best-known of the perennial Lobelias. It forms a dense basal rosette of bronzy leaves, and in late summer produces leafy stems topped by spikes of brilliant red flowers with white stamens.

It does particularly well in damp situations.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(29 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a round capsule inside the calyx.

Seed The seeds are tiny light brown balls. There are many seeds in a seed pod.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are rounded and reddish.

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