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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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  • Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
  • Height: 3 - 4 Feet
  • Spacing: 15 - 18"
  • Depth: Plant top of root ball at soil surface.
  • Spread: 15 - 18"
  • Light Required: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Pollinator: Hummingbirds are the chief pollinator.
  • Color: Scarlet red
  • Size: 2" Pot
  • Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
  • Fruit: Seeds are two-celled pods that open at the top.
  • 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.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist, sandy loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.
  • Pruning: Deadhead after blooming.
  • Foliage: Dark green, lanceolate serrulate leaves 4" long.
  • Comments: Leaves and fruit considered poisonous.

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