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Lobelia cardinalis 'Elm Fire'
Common Name: Cardinal Flower Family: Campanulaceae (The Bellflower Family)

Lobelia cardinalis 'Elm Fire'
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Deep beet root red leaves and incredibly vivid red flowers in mid to late summer. This is a stunning vertical accent plant in terms of both foliage and flower. This garden selection can be used as a marginal in ponds but also does very well in average garden soils. An improved form of the very popular 'Queen Victoria'.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Damp shores, meadows and swamps.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Rudbeckia "'Goldquelle'"
Salvia microphylla "'Hot Lips'"
Cynara cardunculus

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