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Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal Flower

Type: Forb
Light Exposure: Full Sun To Part Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
Height: 3 feet
Bloom Color: Red
Blooms From May to September

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A hummingbird favorite, cardinal flower is a striking plant in the garden or restoration. It is a short-lived perennial, usually blooming 3-5 years. It can reseed if seeds receive enough light and consistent moisture during germination.