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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Sensational bright red flowers on upright spikes in mid to late summer put on a show in moist to wet areas of the garden where most plants will not grow. A perfect perennial for areas near a pond or along a stream. Hummingbirds and butterflies will not leave this 2-3' plant alone. This low maintenance perennial grows in sunny to partially shaded areas and will reseed itself under optimum conditions. Space 12-24" apart.
  • Hardiness Zones 2-9
  • Light Required Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spread 15 - 18 inches
  • Height 36 - 48 inches

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Lobelia cardinalis
  • Zones:

    2-9
  • Colors :

    Scarlet red
  • Light Required :

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spread :

    15 - 18 inches
  • Offer Size :

    2 1/4" Pot
  • Form :

    Perennial
  • Height :

    36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing :

    15 - 18 inches
  • Foliage :

    Dark green, lanceolate serrulate leaves 4" long.
  • 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.
  • Blooms :

    Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
  • Growth Rate :

    Moderate to fast.
  • Pruning :

    Deadhead after blooming.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

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Last Ship Date

3A-6B 9/5/2022 10/24/2022
7A-10B 9/26/2022 11/7/2022

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