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Zone:  3

Height:  90-120cm [3-4ft]

Spread:  30-60cm [1-2ft]

Bloom:  Mid summer to fall; Fiery red spikes of flowers

Foliage:  Deep burgundy-red-green; basal rosette evergreen

Light:  Full sun, part shade

Water:  Average to much; can grow in 7cm [3"] deep water

Soil:  Rich, medium to wet

Garden Location:  Borders, bog, pond

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower)

  • Medicinal with specific supervision; poisonous if ingested, causing discomfort; toxic