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Cardinal Flower Compliment Deep Red

SKU: AM014505
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
A great hybrid with flowers in the brilliant fire engine red of the native. Only 36 tall. (Lobelia speciosa)
key features
Botanical Name
Lobelia speciosa
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


"Cardinal-flowers kindle their spiral flames, and illuminate the dark nooks among the shrubbery."
...Nathanial Hawthorne, "The Old Manse"

Anyone who's ever taken a hike in midsummer woods anywhere in the east probably knows this stunning plant. Cardinal flowers bloom with tall spikes of lipstick red flowers in August in wet American woodlands all the way from Canada to Louisiana.

"Compliment Deep Red" at about 3 feet is a little shorter than the native, but the color is the same--brilliant red. You'll love these vivid flowers as much as the hummingbirds. Pick a moist spot in sun or partial shade for yours.