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lobelia cardinalis

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$4.69
Color
Red,
Categories
Perennials
Bloom Season
Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Ponds and Water Gardens, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Ponds and Water Gardens, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Ponds and Water Gardens, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Ponds and Water Gardens, Border Plants, Flowering,
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Reviews (15)

  • 5
    Glorious

    Posted by Tina on Dec 29 , 2020

    Mine bloomed they look like something out of heaven they love to be near water

  • 5
    I love these.

    Posted by Byron Pendergrass on Dec 23 , 2020

    My granny had these around her Creek when I was a kid I ordered 10 I’m so proud of them they love water so make sure you keep them near water

  • 5
    Red Cardinal

    Posted by Greg Hoofer on Jun 10 , 2020

    Received items, everything looks good, nice size roots. Just put in ground. Will let you know.

  • 5
    Looking forward to this plant attracting the birds and butterflies.

    Posted by Elizabeth Bonnet on May 18 , 2020

    Always pleased with my purchases at TN Nursery.

  • 5
    Red Cardinal Lobelia

    Posted by Gail Sounders on Aug 26 , 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    red cardinal lobelia

    Posted by Deann Brown on Aug 26 , 2019

    good plants at great prices. My plants come in excellent condition.

  • 5
    Red Cardinal Lobelia

    Posted by Melinda Sweeton on Aug 22 , 2019

    This are just stunning.

  • 5
    Red Caradinal Lobelia

    Posted by Kayla Long on Aug 15 , 2019

    My plants arrived quickly. The instructions were very easy to follow.

  • 5
    Red Caradinal Lobelia

    Posted by Danny Crabb on Aug 15 , 2019

    I am very satisfied with the quality of these plants.

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships Year Round

Description

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. 

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