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Red Cardinal Flower

Striking Red Color

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  • flowering dateBlooms mid summer through fall
  • hardiness zone2-9
  • height36 - 48 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship asPREMIUM, 4"
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade

Red Cardinal flower, also known as lobelia, shimmers with bright red blooms—a favorite of hummingbirds— that appear midsummer to fall. Thrives in regular moist soils, and tolerates soggy soils as well.  It can be planted along the edges of streams and ponds.

Product Details

  • botanical nameLobelia cardinalis
  • flowering dateBlooms mid summer through fall
  • flower colorRed
  • 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.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateModerate to fast.
  • hardiness zone2-9
  • height36 - 48 inches
  • planting instructionsDig 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.
  • pruningDeadhead after blooming.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship asPREMIUM, 4"
  • soil requirementWell drained, humus enriched soil is best.
  • spacing15 - 18 inches
  • spread15 - 18 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementWater regularly. Likes to be constantly moist.
  • winter careMulch to overwinter.

Shipping Schedule

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

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-4B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5A 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
7A 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
7B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
9A-9B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
10A-10B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/4/24

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