Cardinal Flower

Striking Red Color!

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Cardinal Flower

Striking Red Color!

Bright red blooms—a favorite of hummingbirds— appear midsummer to fall. Thrives in regular moist soils. Can be planted along the edges of streams and ponds.
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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.

2022 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Most Dormant Bareroot, Potted Perennials & Shrubs
1A-4B 9/5/22 - 10/28/22
5A & 5B 9/5/22 - 10/28/22
6A & 6B 9/5/22 - 10/28/22
7A & 7B 9/26/22 - 11/11/22
8A & 8B 9/26/22 - 11/11/22
9A to 10B 9/26/22 - 11/11/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A to 6B: Oct 24, 2022
Zones 7A to 10B: Nov 7, 2022

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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Product Details

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
  • Height: 36 - 48
  • Spacing: 15 - 18"
  • Spread:15 - 18"
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Scarlet red
  • Size: 3" Pot
  • Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
  • Zone: 2-9
  • Form: Perennial
  • 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.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.
  • Pruning: Deadhead after blooming.
  • Foliage: Dark green, lanceolate serrulate leaves 4" long.

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