Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’ (Cardinal Flower) PP#25687

(Bog Sage, Hog’s Physic, Red Bay, Slinkweed, Water Gladiole)

Bold red flowers with deep purple-black foliage that turns maroon later in the summer. Height 3-4′.

Bold red flowers with deep purple-black foliage that turns maroon later in the summer. Height 3-4'. PP#25687.

Lobelia attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers rich, medium to wet soils. Tolerates brief flooding and poor drainage. Do not allow to dry out. Deadhead to encourage reblooming. Will self seed in the garden. Deer and rabbit resistant.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Bloom Time(s): August-September