Lobelia cardinalis / Cardinal flower
A brilliantly scarlet wildflower, co-evolved with hummingbirds for pollination. Also sought out by butterflies. Evolved for life in streambeds and swamps but makes a fine garden perennial under most conditions. Vivid floral spikes bloom for an extended period of time in mid-summer. Less preferred by deer but sometimes browsed.
Height: 2′ – 4′ Blooms: July – August
Siting: Average to moist soil, part sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate