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Red Cardinal Flower

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Description

Red Cardinal Flower, Lobelia Cardinalis is a Brilliant Red, Trumpet Shaped Blooming Perennial

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 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.

Red Cardinal Flower, Lobelia Cardinalis is Excellent Additions to Attract Birds, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds 

Folks looking to decorate their patios or 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 upright petals. 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 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 to Massachusetts. Red Cardinal Flowers 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 plant species is considered a short-lived perennial, but in the proper environment, it can replenish itself and return for several years.

Red Cardinal Flower, Lobelia Cardinalis is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping

Tending this flower is easy when your know-how. If you are looking for an easy garden plant that does not require much care, this is the flower for you.

 

The Red Cardinal Flower is a native perennial of the eastern United States. It grows from a rhizome and spreads rapidly, forming colonies. The stem is smooth and reddish-brown. The leaves are bright green and lance-shaped in outline but rounded lobes at the tips. They have five petals (or sepals) with blunt ends. The Red Cardinal Flower blooms in June or July. It is pollinated by long-tongued bees, which can reach down through the column of the corolla to get at the nectar inside.

The Red Cardinal Flower has many folk uses, among them that it was thought to be an antidote to poison ivy. It was also used to treat cuts and wounds; a leaf infusion was used as a wash for this purpose. Another use for the plant was to infusion it to treat "cramps." A poultice of the root was applied to bee stings, splinters, boils, and pimples!

The Red Cardinal Flower is a great choice to add color and vibrancy to your garden. It is elementary to grow, so that it would be an excellent addition for any beginner gardener. It will grow in all conditions, which means it can be grown in full sun and partial shade and high and low moisture areas.

The flowers are available from spring to summer, with the foliage remaining green throughout the year. The flowers have red petals with yellow centers, making them stand out against the leaves. They grow on tall stems (1m) and are often cut flowers. If possible, the Red Cardinal Flower prefers to be planted in well-drained soil with some organic matter added. They prefer slightly acidic soils, but they will also grow in neutral or alkaline soils.

Height at maturity: 3 feet

Hardiness: zones 1 to 10

Sunlight: partial, full sun

Ship as: Bareroot

 

They require pruning after flowering has finished if they are not being grown for their flowers (it doesn't matter if you don't prune the flower stems). The best time to prune is either at the end of winter or early spring when there is no sign of growth. The Red Cardinal for sale flower can be found growing in hardiness zones 1 to 10 and will grow up to a height of two feet.

The 'Red Cardinal' needs to be watered once a week to stay healthy and blooming! This flower can thrive in partial shade or full sun but will do best in full sun. This annual plant is not particular about soil but will do better in well-draining soil. Red Cardinal flower thrives best in the sun to partial shade and moist soil rich with organic material. It will tolerate some dryness, but it may wilt if exposed to long periods of drought. Purchase Red Cardinal because it is an excellent choice for planting along stream banks that are sometimes dry most of the summer and need plants that can handle this environment.

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Cardinal Flower-Lobelia cardinalis Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade ??Partial Shade to Full Sun Mature Height - 3-4' Mature Width- 1-2' Bloom Season ??Summer to Fall (July-September) Gardener Status- Novice
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1 Review

  • 5
    Beautiful

    You can't beat this beauty! So vibrant!

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