Mexican Cardinal Flower

Lobelia laxiflora

Hummingbirds will flock to the showy red and yellow trumpet-shaped blooms on this North American native perennial. Fine textured foliage covers tall red stems that grow from underground rhizomes. Spreading habit makes it useful as a dense, large-scale ground cover or tall border. Great for warm season color, blooming nearly year- round in mild climates.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationlow-BEE-lee-uh lacks-ih-FLOR-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, spreading 5 ft. or more.
Bloom TimeSpring through fall; nearly year round in mild climates.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed & Yellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Poolside, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Adapts to most soil types. Tolerant of dry conditions when established; spreads rapidly when grown in moist soils. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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