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flower Genus and Species: Lobelia cardinalis
Family: Campanulaceae
Common Name: Cardinal Flower
Habit: short-lived perennial
Height: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: red
Native To: Mexico
Range: throughout eastern United States
Blooming Period: June-September
Water Requirement: moist to average
Soil Type: average garden soil
Exposure: sun to shade
Seed Count: 8,600,000 seeds/lb
Seeding Rate: 0.5 lb/acre
Miscellaneous: attracts hummingbirds; over gathering has decreased its numbers; can be propagated from stem cuttings; may take up to two years to become established
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