Mexican Cardinal

Lobelia Laxiflora

Mexican Cardinal  - Lobelia Laxiflora
Mexican Cardinal  - Lobelia Laxiflora

Mexican Cardinal

Lobelia Laxiflora

The Mexican Cardinal plant is a beautiful shrubs with narrow leaves and long trumpet-like red and yellow multicolored flowers.  This plant spreads by underground rhizomes so give it plenty of space to "branch" out.  It can be grown as a single specimen plant or if planted in a swale will form a taller growing ground cover.  Cut back in the Winter to keep the foliage coming back tight and dense to prevent leggy woody undergrowth.  Very drought tolerant but will also do well with regular watering.  Lobelia Laxiflora will thrive in sun or shade.  Native to Mexico.  Plant may contain toxins.


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade

Water Needs: Low/moderate

Bloom Season: Summer

Mature Height: 1-2'

Mature Width: 4-5'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Woodland Garden, California Native Garden, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, English & Cottage Garden


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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