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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower




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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. Ships in 2" pot. Zones 2-9. Lobelia cardinalis
  • Zone 2-9
  • Height 36 - 48 inches

We ship this item in Fall.

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
    • Common Name: Cardinal Flower
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
    • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
    • Spread: 15 - 18 inches
    • Spacing: 15 - 18 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 2-9
    • Flowering Date: Midsummer to Fall
    • Winter Care: Mulch to overwinter.
    • Shipping Season: Fall
    • Flower Color: red
    • 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.
    • Foliage Type: Dark green, lanceolate serrulate leaves 4" long.
    • Pruning: Deadhead after blooming.
    • Soil Requirement: Well drained, humus enriched soil is best.
    • Watering Requirement: Water regulary. Likes to be constantly moist.
    • Additional Information: Leaves and fruit considered poisonous.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


    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-6B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
    7A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
    Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/30/2017
    Zones 7-10: 11/13/2017

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