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Cardinal Flower

Ideal for Rain Gardens
Bright red blooms—a favorite of hummingbirds— appear midsummer to fall. Thrives in regular moist soils. Can be planted along the edges of streams and ponds.
  • Zone 2-9
  • Height 36 - 48 inches
  • Bloom Time Midsummer to Fall
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade

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  • Botanical Name:

    Lobelia cardinalis

  • Height: 36 - 48 inches
  • Ship As: NO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 15 - 18 inches
  • Spread: 15 - 18 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: red
  • Foliage Type: Dark green, lanceolate serrulate leaves 4" long.
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to Fall
  • Flower Form: Terminal spike - irregular. Bracted raceme. Upperlip is split into 2 lobes, & the lower into 3. The fused stamens form a red tube from which the anthers protrude.
  • Planting Instructions: Set plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained, humus enriched soil is best.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.
  • Pruning: Deadhead after blooming.
  • Winter Care: Mulch to overwinter.
  • Additional Information: Leaves and fruit considered poisonous.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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