Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is a native perennial considered one of Illinois' Best Plants. Growing 2 to 3 feet tall, cardinal flower is blooming at the water's edge of Spider Island, where it can grow in full sun because the soil is constantly moist. Hummingbirds searching for nectar are especially fond of the cardinal flower's tubular red flowers.
May - June, July - August
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest