Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) produces showy 3- to 5-foot-tall spikes of brilliant red flowers in late summer. I originally collected these from a plant that appeared on its own in my southeastern Pennsylvania meadow. This U.S. native is a favorite with hummingbirds and butterflies. Full sun to partial shade; prefers soil that is on the moist to wet side. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.
Collected in September and October 2022. Provenance is Bucks County, PA. At least 50 seeds. PA ecotype.
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