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Cardinal Flower

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 2-9
  • Flowering Date: Midsummer to Fall
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Cardinal Flower

Description
Native wildflower has striking bright red blooms that attract hummingbirds. Growing 3-4' tall, the cardinal flower thrives in regularly moist areas and can be planted along the edges of streams and ponds. Blooms from midsummer to fall. Plant in partial shade. Zones 2-9. Lobelia cardinalis
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameLobelia cardinalis
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread15 - 18 inches
  • Spacing15 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone2-9
  • Flowering DateMidsummer to Fall
  • Planting InstructionsSet plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareMulch to overwinter.
  • Flower Color:red
  • Flower FormTerminal 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.
  • Foliage TypeDark green, lanceolate serrulate leaves 4" long.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, humus enriched soil is best.
  • Watering RequirementWater regulary. Likes to be constantly moist.
  • PruningDeadhead after blooming.
  • Additional InformationLeaves and fruit considered poisonous.
  • Unique CharactersticsNative wildflower, striking red color.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit36 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateModerate to fast.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

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