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Lobelia Black Truffle #1

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Description

Black Truffle Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle'

Plant Height: 24 inches

Flower Height: 4 feet

Spacing: 20 inches

Sunlight: full sun partial shade

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Description:

This variety has stunning tall spikes of bright scarlet flowers and foliage that emerges near black and matures to deep burgundy; looks wonderful in mass plantings along borders

Ornamental Features

Black Truffle Cardinal Flower features showy spikes of scarlet flowers rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves emerge black in spring, turning burgundy in colour with prominent coppery-bronze tips and tinges of grayish green throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Black Truffle Cardinal Flower is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Black Truffle Cardinal Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting
General Garden Use
Container Planting


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