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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.
  • Zone 2 - 9 (-50° F.).
  • Height 3 - 4 feet
  • Light Required Partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
  • Height: 3 - 4 feet
  • Spacing: 15 - 18 inches.
  • Depth: Plant top of root ball at soil surface.
  • Spread: 15 - 18 inches
  • Sun/Shade: Partial shade.
  • Pollinator: Hummingbirds are the chief pollinator.
  • Color: Red
  • Foliage: Dark green turning scarlet in Autumn.
  • Blooms: Midsummer to Fall
  • Fruit: Seeds are two-celled pods that open at the top.
  • Form: Upright shortlived perennial
  • Flower Form: Tubular blossoms that cover 1- 4 foot tall flower spikes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist, sandy loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Slow first season; fast thereafter.
  • Pruning: Remove spent flowers
  • Comments: Native wildflower, striking red color. Frequents moist meadows, stream edges. Mulch to maintain moisture.

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