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Red Cardinal Lobelia

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$5.99
Bloom Color
Red,
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 & Shade, Full Sun,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,

Reviews (5)

  • 4
    Not sure what I planted

    Posted by Clara Tate on 1st Apr 2017

    The roots were so small and nothing labeled so I hope I planted the right plants.

  • 5
    Bring on the color

    Posted by Anna on 1st Apr 2017

    If you need color this is the plant!

  • 4
    Online Purchase

    Posted by Paula W on 22nd May 2016

    I was doubtful when purchasing plants online but have to admit that these are stunning!!

  • 5
    So beautiful

    Posted by Sandra O on 22nd May 2016

    I planted these in with my wildflowers 2 years ago. They astonish me every year!

  • 5
    Healthy

    Posted by Brailene Stanford on 10th May 2016

    Wonderful plants, they came packaged well with no damage done, planted in my garden and so far so good. In fact they are already showing signs of growth.

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Shipping Information

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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Red Cardinal Lobelia - Lobelia Cardinalis

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. 

Red Cardinal Lobelia can be made into a herb and used to treat epilepsy, stomach aches, worms and also cramps.

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.

Red Cardinal Lobelia would be a wonderful addition to any landscape.

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Red Cardinal Lobelia