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Red Cardinal Flower

Waterlogged Gardens are No Problem!
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Red Cardinal Flower

Waterlogged Gardens are No Problem!
Do you have one of those frustrating spaces where rainwater collects and drowns whatever you're planting? Turn that space into a beautiful floral accent with a naturalized drift of Red Cardinal Flower. It's an easy native plant that'll adapt to many environments, but loves water so we especially suggest it for rain gardens and the edges of ponds and streams. In the right spot, it'll grow like crazy and deliver brilliant, sharp red color. It blooms late in the season, which helps hungry hummingbirds and butterflies when most home garden flowers are fading.
  • Zone 2-9
  • Height 36 - 48 inches
  • Bloom Time Blooms mid summer through fall
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As NO. 1 BAREROOT
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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: Blooms mid summer through 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: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Spread roots around and fill in with dirt so that the crown is at soil level. 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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