Lobelia cardinalis 'Fried Green Tomatoes' PP21958

An unusually vigorous, extremely hardy hummingbird magnet.

Size 30-36” tall by 24-30” wide
USDA hardiness Zones 4 – 8
Sun / Shade Full sun.
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture As with most cardinal flowers, Fried Green Tomatoes prefers moist soil. Fried Green Tomatoes performs quite well in average garden soil with average moisture. Plant in spring or fall for adequate soil moisture to hasten root establishment.
Landscape use Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, middle of the border, urban gardens, bog gardens or pond edges.
Propagation Methods Multiplies easily by division, leaf cuttings.
Bloom Time Late July for 8 to 12 weeks.

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Fried Green Tomatoes is an unusually vigorous, extremely winter hardy selection. Dozens of tomato red blooms appear in late July, transforming this new selection into hummingbird magnet. 25 to 30 blooming stems will appear on newly planted plants. Other lobelias, especially red leaved selections take much longer to establish and are not nearly as vigorous. Fried Green Tomatoes has successfully over wintered in cold, wet winters in Maryland, Illinois and Pennsylvania.


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