Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), packet of 100 seeds
Family: Lobelia (Lobeliaceaea)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
Herbaceous perennial native to eastern, southern and central US. The plant prefers part shade to full sun and ever-moist soil, even thriving when partially immersed in water. Traditional usage: The Cherokee, Iroquois and Pawnee used the plant for nosebleed and for making love charms. Bright scarlet flowers attract hummingbirds to the prolific nectaries. Surface sow in spring. Just press seeds into surface of soil and keep evenly moist and in the light. Seedlings are nearly microscopic at first but will soon reach transplantable size. Grow out in pots until plants are large enough to make it in the landscape or garden.
100 seeds/pkt., Open-pollinated, Untreated, Not Genetically Modified