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Vulcan Red Cardinal Flower Lobelia speciosa

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
2'8" 14"
Height
2' - 2'8"
Spread
10" - 14"
  • Details

    Features

    Upright clump of deep purple foliage. Rich cardinal red flowers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

    Bog Plant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 32 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Cardinal red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Deep purple
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Perfect for damp or wet locations. Requires good moisture in full sun. In dry soil, site in part shade.

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    • This is such a vibrant plant! Easy to care for, hummingbirds love it! the color RED!!! they are Automatically attracted to them.. Not much affects the plants such as aphids, etc, so it thrives beautifullly!

      lise
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 45 weeks ago
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