Red Cardinal Flower

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Red Cardinal Flower

  • Late season color
  • Thrives in moist areas
  • Native perennial
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Deer tend to avoid
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. Bareroot. Zones 2-8.
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  • Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
  • Height: 36 - 48
  • Spacing: 15 - 18"
  • Spread:15 - 18"
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Scarlet red
  • Size: No.1 Bareroot
  • 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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