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This 2-4' red flowering plant does well in moist areas of woodland/shade gardens, wet meadows, or along streams or ponds. Does not like full afternoon sun. Adds late summer bloom and height to borders as long as the soil is kept uniformly moist. Its flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. 
To start indoors, surface sow on moist soil and cover the container with clear plastic. Seeds need light to germinate. Refrigerate for 3 months, checking periodically to make sure the soil is still moist. Remove from your refrigerator 8 to 10 weeks before last frost. Germination should occur within 2 weeks. Will self-seed.

Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower

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