Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Lobelia speciosa Vulcan Red (Cardinal Flower)

This herbaceous perennial features burgundy upright spikes that bear broad, deep purple leaves and densely packed cardinal red flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant


Zone Zone 6
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture