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Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’


Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle' has burgundy foliage and tall spires of red, hummingbird-attracting flowers.

Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle', or cardinal flower, has dark chocolatey-purple foliage and bold red flowers that are favourites with hummingbirds. Quick to establish and vigorous. Prefers full sun and performs quite well in average to wet soil. Great when used in mass plantings, along the middle of the border, pond edges and rain gardens.

Common Name: Cardinal Flower

Family: Campanulaceae (The Bellflower Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

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Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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