Genus of 370 species of perennials, annuals, and shrubs. Widely spread throughout temperate regions of the world. Found in woodlands, streamsides, meadows, deserts, and mountainous areas. The famous species Lobelia cardinalis or Cardinal Flower is found along stream banks and bottom lands from New Brunswick to Michigan and down to Texas. Our lobelia plants offerings are native to the United States, are hardy perennials, and amongst the best looking in this large genus.