Also known as
Bog Sage, Hog's Physic, Indian Pink, Red Bay, Scarlet Lobelia, Slinkweed, Water Gladiole
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Cardinal Flower Overview
This clump-forming herbaceous perennial can get to 90cm high and has glossy bright green oblong leaves. In summer and autumn it produces spikes of bright scarlet two lipped flowers which get to 5cm in length.
How to harvest Cardinal Flower
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Cardinal Flower
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Other uses of Cardinal Flower
Grown for their flowers. Some are suitable for wild gardens or by the waterside. Suitable for coastal conditions.