Cardinal Flower Plant

Cardinal Flower Plant

Cardinal Flower Plant

The Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, a native plant of North America, is known for its red flowers. The red flowers grow from solid and tall stems. A friend to the butterfly and hummingbird, the Cardinal Flower is an excellent addition to any garden. Because of its height, placing the Cardinal Flower as a back border plant is ideal. The Cardinal Flower blooms from July to early fall. It makes it a lovely landscaping addition.

The Cardinal Flower has various plant varieties. Some of the Cardinal Flower's cultivated species include pink and white flowers.

Easy to grow, the Cardinal Flower thrives in hardiness zones 2-6. Initially, the Cardinal Flower grew naturally near streams, wooded areas, and meadows. Moist soil is the preferable home for the Cardinal Flower. Therefore, locations with higher humidity are ideal locations for this plant. The Cardinal Flower has flourished in temperatures as low as 34 degrees.

Water is the key to keeping the Cardinal Flower healthy. The Cardinal Flower will grow well if its soil is kept moist. Never let a Cardinal Flower's soil go dry. A general rule of thumb is to water it twice a week during the hot summer.

The Cardinal Flower enjoys full to partial sunlight


In colder climates, full sunlight is best. However, this perennial should have afternoon shade during summer or hotter temperatures.

The Cardinal Flower is straightforward to maintain. It does not require much fertilizer, either. However, during the late winter, you may add fertilizer or compost to the soil before the growing season. The Cardinal Flower is a self-seeding plant and will produce offspring. To prolong life, divide plants every two to three years.

To keep the Cardinal Flowers in your garden blooming beautifully, we recommend deadheading your plant as needed. Trimming your Cardinal Flower back from time to time may be necessary, but it is also suggested to stay moderate. Since the Cardinal Flower is a self-seeding plant, too much pruning could risk the life and self-propagation of the plant.

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Cardinal Flower

Red Cardinal Flower

The Red cardinal flower, is an American wildflower local to the midwestern region, as well as Michigan and Wisconsin. These Lobelia blooms are tall perennials that flourish in USDA hardy planting zones 1 through 10. Tall spikes of splendid red, trumpet-formed blooms transcend the dull green foliage. Each bloom has three spreading lower petals and two upper petals, all assembled into a tube at the base. Erect verdant stems, frequently in groups, with racemes of blossoms looking like flaring red spires. They add a beautiful bright touch of color to any landscape or floral garden. They deer and rabbit resistant, yet they are very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Red Cardinal Flower's Bloom Developing cardinal blossoms sprout amid summer and in some cases into fall. Many insects have a hard time following the long necks of the trumpet-formed blooms, so cardinal blossoms rely upon hummingbirds for preparation. Cardinal blossoms develop best in an area with morning sun and evening shade, aside from cool zones where they require full sun. They also require a clammy, ripe soil and perform best considering that organic matter is incorporated into the dirt before planting. Planting The Perennial Flower The mature height of the Red cardinal flower is typically 24 to 48 inches. The seeds must be started indoors, 8 to 10 weeks before the final frost in delinquent winter. You can transfer the red cardinal blossom seedlings outside four weeks after you planted them in the fitting plate, picking a zone with full sun or incomplete shade and rich, loamy and ideally wet soil. For best results, place a 2-to 3-inch layer of natural mulch around the blossoms and water consistently, keeping the dirt always sodden for the bloom amid the developing season. The red cardinal bloom is not dry season tolerant, and performs best with continuously wet soil. Get It Today At Garden Plant Nursery

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