Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower blooms for a month or more in late summer, with brilliant red flowers that are sure to bring hummingbirds to the garden. Occurring naturally in wetlands, Cardinal Flower grows best …

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SKU
35640-03 / 15640
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 300,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $32.00
1/2 Oz $48.00
Oz $80.00
Lb $1,200.00 Sold Out
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 2' - 4'
Bloom Color Red
Bloom Time July, Aug, Sep
Spacing 6" - 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Host Plant
Seeds per Oz 300000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Early Spring, Fall

Cardinal Flower blooms for a month or more in late summer, with brilliant red flowers that are sure to bring hummingbirds to the garden. Occurring naturally in wetlands, Cardinal Flower grows best in moist soils in full sun or light shade. A short-lived species, the parent plant will persist for a few years, but this prolific seeder can self-sow in the right conditions with good seed-to-soil contact. Otherwise, it may require replanting every few years, but is well worth the effort.