cardinal flower

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cardinal flower:

see lobelialobelia
, any plant of the genus Lobelia, annual and perennial herbs of tropical and temperate woodlands and moist places. Most lobelias have blue or purple flowers on a long (1–4 ft/30–122 cm), leafy stem.
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cardinal flower

traditional symbol of eminence. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 290]
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Lobelia cardinalis - Queen Victoria - is in flower now and comes through the winter much better with a few inches of mulch over its crown.
CREATE exotic summer borders by planting cannas, dahlias, lobelia cardinalis and lilies in harmonious hot shades against a lush, leafy backdrop.
EXPERT TIP A great companion for the bold blooms of dahlias, rudbeckias and helianthemums - add them to tropical summer planting featuring Lobelia cardinalis, cannas and coleus.
Fill in between with flowering plants such as cannas, dahlias, Lobelia cardinalis and lilies in harmonious hot shades of red, orange and yellow to knit the scheme together and create a feeling of warmth.
Check plant labels for those plants that do best in moist soil, such as the skink cabbage, astilbes, hostas, Iris sibirica and red- stemmed Lobelia cardinalis.
For wet conditions, there is aruncus, osmunda, hostas, rodgersia and Lobelia cardinalis to select from to create the effect you're after.