Cardinal Flower – Lobelia cardinalis

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Cardinal Flower – Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal Flower, Indian Pink

Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis, lo-BEE-li-a or the more common lo-BEEL-ya kar-di-NA-lis

Decorative Life: From 8-16 days.

Flower Color: ,

Storage Specifics:

Based on its origin and relatives, it can be assumed that it should store well in the 35F area. However, research results to confirm this have not yet been located.

  • The genus Lobelia includes a very diverse range of plants from trees to herbaceous perennials to small annuals.
Recent Research Findings:

Using ‘Compliment Scarlet’, Gast (1997) showed that vaselife ranged from 8-14 days with water only being the least and flower food + STS or flower food being the best.