Lobelia car. 'Black Truffle'

Cardinal Flower


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Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’

  • Deep maroon to black foliage and brilliant red blooms in summer
  • Superior to other dark-foliaged Lobelias on the market, holds this color throughout the growing season
  • A magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies all summer
  • Deer tend to leave it alone

Height: 36-48 in
Spread: 24-36 in

Zone: 5-8
Color: Maroon

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Humming-birds


  • Great Foliage
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Native Selection
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • RainGarden
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun/ pt.shade

Foliage Color:

  • Red


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Water Garden

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