A showy herb with spikes of sapphire blooms. In the wild, found in moist areas, especially swamps, seeps and stream edges. A great companion for its close relative, the crimson Cardinal Flower.
Traditional uses as a potent medicinal herb. Less preferred by deer but sometimes browsed.
Height: 1′ – 4′ Blooms: August
Siting: Average to moist soil, part sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate