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Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

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Cardinal Flower offers showy bright red blooms that are highly attractive to hummingbirds. This 1-4 ft tall perennial depends on the hummingbirds for pollination.

Cardinal Flower is a wonderful addition to rain gardens and woodland gardens. It prefers moist, dappled shade or morning sun. It appreciates being mulched.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low, medium
Sun exposure Part sun to shade
Bloom color Red
Bloom time Summer, fall
Mature height 1-4 ft
Mature spread 1 ft or less
Attracts Butterflies, hummingbirds
Poisonous All parts if ingested.
Notes The sunnier the spot, the more water it will need.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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