Lobelia cardinalis 'Fried Green Tomatoes' PP21,958

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Cardinal Flower

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

A selection of native cardinal flower from Pennsylvania that sports olive green foliage with a maroon cast all season. A fast growing, vigorous, hardy plant with an explosion of scarlet red blooms. Hummingbirds love to dine on this tomato! Perfect for foundation plantings, mixed beds, mass plantings, bog gardens, pond edges and as cut flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Height

30-36 Inches

Spread

24-30 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

July-September

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Wild Bergamont (Monarda fistulosa), Red Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Peachleaf Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia), Bluemist Shrub (Caryopteris clandonensis), White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Smooth Phlox (Phlox glaberrima)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Maroon
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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