Hardy: Zone 3
Bloom Time: Mid summer - early fall
Height: 24'' - 36''
Spacing: 15'' - 18''
Sun Needs: Part shade
Water Needs: Low but the soil needs to be consistently moist to almost wet, do not let soil dry out between watering.
Outstanding Features: Attacks butterflies and humming birds
Uses: Cardinal flowers are fantastic near water features, so consider using around ponds, pools, stream beds or boggy areas. They also do well in shade borders, woodland areas, hummingbird gardens, for a cut flower border or native, naturalized areas.
Tips: To collect seeds allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds.