Hummingbirds love the bright red flowers on the tall stems. Very eye-catching when planted in a drift in a rain garden or other location with lots of moisture. Starts out as an inconspicuous clumped mat of leaves, and then shoots up before bursting with color.
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet
Height: 4 feet
Blooms: July, Aug, Sept
Benefits: Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds
A large mass of Cardinal Flower is truly stunning in a rain garden. Can be short-lived, so plant it in a moist spot with rich soil where it can re-seed.