Either species of lobelia would make a fine candidate for a rain garden, with cardinal flower
planted on the bottom where the soil is slowest to dry out and great blue lobelia planted a little further up the side of the rain garden.
Lobelia cardinalis L.: Cardinal flower
; August; low, wet woods; infrequent; USIH 1012.
The cardinal flower
and great blue lobelia will also tolerate wet conditions.
Native bees pollinate wildflowers such as May-apple, blazing star, cardinal flower
, wild columbine, rattlesnake master, and many, many more.
Coral Bells, Cardinal flower
, Weigelia, Butterfly Bush, Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Creeper, Swamp Azalea, Beebalm, Salvia, and Columbine are all good choices for Mississippi's climate and are easily incorporated into a garden.
Last year, for example, he planted scarlet runner beans and cardinal flowers
, to attract hummingbirds, on a barren patch of earth facing the alley.
Our native cardinal flowers
love part shade and can serve as cut flowers, too.
In spring there are plenty of yellow and blue flag irises, in summer the pink swamp milkweed and in fall red cardinal flowers
and blue lobelia.
Majure and florist William Brewer of Cardinal Flowers
created all the arrangements for the ceremony and reception, including a floating monogram used as a focal point for the pool.
Zion Canyon was a different story: no cougars, no aster and cardinal flowers
, and only one toad compared to the 150 they found in the backcountry.
It's not far from PEEC to the Delaware River, and the center's naturalist, Pat Scheuer, took us on a three-hour Kittatinny Canoes float from Milford to Dingmans Ferry, during which we encountered blue herons, cormorants, kingfishers and merganser ducks, not to mention bright red cardinal flowers
. Even in light drizzle it was a magical time and the kids didn't complain about the soggy sandwiches.
Flowers that fill such dual roles include marsh marigold, true forget-me-nots, cardinal flowers
, great lobelia, yellow coneflower, bee balm, swamp milkweed, Joe-Pye-weed, lance-leaved goldenrod and New England aster.