Thursday, October 10, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

The brilliant scarlet-colored flower of this summer-blooming North American species was considered the finest red in nature upon its introduction to Europe in 1629. Cardinal Flowers grow in moist woodland areas of Monticello, although the seed Thomas Jefferson sowed in a Monticello oval flower bed in 1807 was probably obtained from Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon.

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