Purple Cardinal Flower Shallow Water Plant


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PRETTY AS A PICTURE! Purple Cardinal Flower is a striking plant! In the summer this plant produces vibrant purple blooms! These blooms pair beautifully with its green leaves that contain a hint of red. Purple Cardinal Flower will quickly become a focal point in your pond!

WILDLIFE OASIS! Purple Cardinal Flower is a favorite among butterflies, hummingbirds and bees! They love this plant as much as you will!

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place! Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!

Lobelia Gerardii Vedrariensis, also known as Purple Cardinal Flower is a striking aquatic plant, and has even been described as America’s most vivid native flower! Purple Cardinal Flower has beautiful green leaves that have a subtle red tinge which creates a wonderful background for the vibrant purple blooms that are produced from mid summer to early fall! This plant produces a really unique flower shape, two unfused petals on the top and three fused petals on the bottom. Purple Cardinal Flower is a stunning plant and is sure to add vertical interest to your pond or watergarden! This plant creates a haven for butterflies, bees and hummingbirds! Purple Cardinal Flower is hardy in zones 3-8 and performs best in full sun to part shade. This plant loves moisture so it will be perfect for your pond or water garden! This unique and beautiful plant will be the perfect addition to your pond!


  • Common name: Cardinal Flower, Lobelia Vedrariensis ‘Purple’
  • Botanical name: Lobelia gerardii Vedrariensis
  • Bloom color: Purple
  • Bloom time: Mid Summer to Fall
  • Plant height: 2′-4′
  • Plant spread: 1′-3′
  • Light requirements: Full sun to part shade
  • Water depth: Up to 2′
  • USDA hardiness zones: 3-8

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.