The Red Cardinal Flower is a bright, showy perennial plant that blooms in the early to mid-summer months.
This plant has gorgeous trumpet-shaped flowers and stands at about 3 feet when it reaches full maturity. It grows best in hardiness zones 1 to 10 and prefers fertile, moist soil. The Red Cardinal flowers need as much sun as it needs shade and can be a lovely addition to a wild garden or perennial border. It grows quickly and efficiently as long as it gets enough moisture.
Red Cardinal Flower grows to be up to around four feet tall and can grow great in climate zones two through ten. The petals on this brightly colored plant can grow to be approximately eight inches long when mature. They grow great in climates that offer moist and well-drained soils and do good around lakes and ponds. This plant also loves full and partial sunlight.
They are great to attract bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds.
Folks looking to decorate their patios or perhaps a wild woodland garden with a beautiful Red flowery plant will love the Red Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardinalis.) This gorgeous plant is exceptionally famous for producing tall spikes of red flowers approximately 8 inches long. Each flower provides three spreading lower petals (that beautifully dangle downwards), and two upper petals that are upright. The striking stem is long and tubular in appearance, with a beautiful vibrant green color; and the stems contain oblong to lance-shaped toothed green leaves. The vivid red flowers bloom from mid to late summer (roughly August to September) and are known to attract cute birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds (as the flowers are an excellent source of nectar). Each summer, these brilliant red Cardinal Flowers decorate the woods throughout the United States, from California all the way to Massachusetts. Red Cardinal Flowers are found as far north as Canada, and further south into Mexico, and Central America to northern South America. The U.S. Department of Agriculture rates climate zones 3 through 9 as their preferred zones. This species of plants are considered to be a short-lived perennial, but in the proper environment, it can replenish itself and return for several years.
Red Cardinal Flower Ships As – Bareroot Plant