Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.
good plants at great prices. My plants come in excellent condition.
This are just stunning.
My plants arrived quickly. The instructions were very easy to follow.
I am very satisfied with the quality of these plants.
The roots were so small and nothing labeled so I hope I planted the right plants.
If you need color this is the plant!
I was doubtful when purchasing plants online but have to admit that these are stunning!!
Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Lobelia Cardinalis is a Beautiful, Red Wildflower Perennial
Red Cardinal Flower is a beautiful red wildflower that is native to North America. Growing in grows in zones 3-9 in full sun to partial shade, it is usually found growing in naturally wet places like stream banks, riversides, ponds, or swamps. However, it makes a beautiful addition to any garden. The Cardinal's bright scarlet bloom, which was named after the fashionable cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, make this plant stand out in any crowd of plants.The flower stalk forms erect spikes with numerous blooms at the top in mid-summer to early fall.
They grow best in moist clay that is neutral or alkaline. It has tall spikes of bright red flowers that bloom in mid to late summer. The Red Cardinal Lobelia has a medium growing speed and will reach a height of 35-47 inches with a spread of 18-23 inches.
Most other flowers have faded with the heat of the season by the time the Cardinal blooms. Birds and butterflies are attracted to this plant because of the nectar in the tubular blooms are easy to access. This plant will continue to grow year after year, reseeding itself in the right conditions. The maintenance of this plant can be difficult at times, for it needs perpetually wet soil to naturalize.
lobelia cardinalis is Commonly used in Creating Borders with Other Perennial
It can also be created into ointments and used on wounds and sores that appear on the skin. The foliage of this plant can be crushed and made into a paste, and when applied to the head it helps with headaches. The Cherokees used it to ease coughs, soothe stomach aches, and dispel worms.
The Red Cardinal Flower named for the cardinal robes that are worn by Roman Catholics. Bright red flowers bloom on the plant during the late summer months when other flowers begin to wither and fall to the ground. The Red Cardinal Flower is one that often used as a way to fill in spaces in gardens and in naturalizing processes. They commonly used in creating borders with other perennials.
You will typically find the Red Cardinal Flower in northern states including Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The flower grows well in colder climates instead of those that are hot and dry. They often grow in zones ranging from 1 to 10 as long as there are fertile soil and sunlight. Blooms resemble red trumpets when they are fully developed, with the plant itself often towering over other flowers and foliage in gardens and the wild.
For fertilization to occur, the flower usually relies on hummingbirds instead of insects, because of the shape of the blooms. Sometimes, the Red Cardinal Flower used as an aphrodisiac. However, it can be harmful if several petals consumed at one time. The flower often grows best in sunny areas during the morning hours.
Named after Flemish botanist Matthias de L’Obel (1538-1616), Red Lobelia Cardinalis is a stunning wildflower with bright red flowers that climb to the tips of tall leafy stalks and is native to most of the United States and all Eastern Canada.
Red Lobelia Cardinalis is a hydrophilic plant that grows very well in marshes and along pond edges making it perfect for planting in areas prone to minor flooding or pesky spots with poor drainage.
The vibrant perennial is more of a late bloomer and adds a bright pop of color during the late summer months from July through September. By the time it starts to bloom, the Red Lobelia Cardinalis reaches average heights of 4 feet tall and is an excellent backdrop for smaller garden plants or along decorative fencing.
Being of the Bellflower family of plants, Red flowers resemble long skinny bells adorned with a fan of long slender petals. The flowers are quite interesting when viewed up close and are a favored food for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinator species. The alternating toothed leaves are a lush medium to dark green and grow up the stem to the main flowering sections.
Red Lobelia Cardinalis is a relatively easy plant to grow and care for, thrives in full and filtered sunlight (partial shade is best in very hot climates), and only requires frequent watering and plenty of mulch to help the surrounding soil retain moisture.