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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
  • Ships As3" POT
  • 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

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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