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Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’
Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’
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Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’

Cardinal Flower

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.328.010

Garden Candy™ Series. An outstanding and easy-to-grow selection of the eastern native Cardinal Flower. Dramatic, dark chocolate-purple foliage holds its deep colour throughout the season. Taller stems appear in mid to late summer, holding spikes of bold, red trumpets that are a magnet for hummingbirds. Long-lived and happy in average to moist soil. Introduced by Peter Heus and brought to market by Angela Treadwell-Palmer of Plants Nouveau. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Wild Flower
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.