Red Cardinal Flower

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$5.69
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,
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Reviews (19)

  • 5
    Good

    Posted by Eric on May 16 , 2021

    Everything was delivered quickly and in great condition. What more could you ask for?

  • 5
    Lobelia

    Posted by Rebecca on May 04 , 2021

    The plants arrived in great condition and I look forward to beautiful flowers that attract our hummingbirds! What a wonderful website with a tremendous selection of so many hard to find plants, etc. Thank you, also, for your outstanding service!

  • 5
    Red Cardinal Plant's

    Posted by Rick G. on Apr 29 , 2021

    The plants came in a timely manor, packaged nicely and ready to go!! I got what I expected and will buy from them again.

  • 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
    They were planted the day after they were received

    Posted by Sue Voiles on Jan 25 , 2020

    Love this plant, it had beautiful delicate red blossoms.

  • 5
    Red Cardinal Lobelia

    Posted by Gail Sounders on Aug 26 , 2019

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

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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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Red Cardinal Flower Is Native to the United States

Red cardinal flower, or red lobelia, is a wildflower native to North America and is hardy in growing zones 1 through 10. Blooms of the red cardinal flower are trumpet-shaped. They grow in clusters of bright red on tall spikes that reach heights of 48 inches. In cooler climates, red cardinal flower thrives in full sun. In warmer climates, it prefers morning sun and afternoon shade. This plant is a perennial that returns year after year without reseeding. It blooms in mid-to-late summer, and its blooms attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Red Cardinal Flower Is Pest-Resistant

Many gardeners choose red cardinal flower because it is naturally resistant to wildlife such as deer and rabbits. Still, this brilliantly colored perennial is easy to grow and is a good choice for cutting gardens. Red lobelia prefers soil that's moist and damp, with lots of organic matter mixed in for natural fertilizer. During dry spells, red cardinal flower requires deep watering.

These deep red plants were once used medicinally by Native Americans, but because the plant is toxic, today it's grown mostly for its attractive red color and to bring wildlife such as hummingbirds to the garden. It should also be noted that red cardinal flower is attractive to snails, which may devour the leaves and blossoms of the plant.

Red Cardinal Flower Features Dramatic, Dark Foliage

The foliage of the red cardinal flower is dark burgundy, which makes a pleasing contrast to its vivid, red blooms. When planted prolifically and close together, this perennial garden plant makes a bold statement in your backyard or flower garden. Its height makes it a good choice of background plant in cottage gardens. Aside from being showy in the wild, red cardinal flower is a favorite for tabletop bouquets, its height and strong, sturdy stem making it an ideal cutting flower. It's also good to note that every part of this flower is toxic to pets.

Buy Red Cardinal Flower at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery for Low Prices and Fast Shipping

Red lobelia is for sale at Tennessee Wholesale nursery. Plants will be shipped bare root and well packaged with adequate moisture. They'll arrive healthy and ready for immediate planting in your prepared area. Red cardinal flower requires insects and hummingbirds to thrive, so expect to attract these forms of wildlife to your yard if you plant red lobelia.

Red cardinal flower is ideal for planting around ponds, streams, or bird baths where soil remains damp most of the time. With adequate water and sunlight, this plant will thrive without the constant attention some species require. Buy red cardinal flower today at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery for low prices and fast shipping.