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Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Bog sage, Hog's physic, Indian pink, Red bay, Scarlet lobelia, Slinkweed, Water gladiole

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This clump-forming herbaceous perennial can get to 90cm high and has glossy bright green oblong leaves. In summer and autumn it produces spikes of bright scarlet two lipped flowers which get to 5cm in length.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Basal cuttings
Division
In spring

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Campanulaceae
Flower colour
Red
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by slugs & snails and leaf spot may be a problem.

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