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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Height: 2 to 4'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Color: Red

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Rich, medium to wet soil.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Indian Pink

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

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$11.99

Only 3 left in stock


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Description

Clusters of vibrant red, tube-like flowers top the stalks of this striking summer-flowering perennial. Cardinal Flower is found naturally in wet areas such as streambanks and swamps, so in the garden it prefers moist, rich soil. This plant is clump-forming, and can be divided every 2-3 years to spread throughout your garden or share with friends. Interestingly, several Native American tribes utilized Cardinal Flower for medicinal purposes, and the Pawnee even used parts to make a love charm! (Although we cannot attest to its effectiveness…) Cardinal Flower supports and attracts the ruby-throated hummingbird, its main pollinator, making it the perfect garden addition for any hummingbird enthusiast.


 

Additional information

Height

2 to 4'

Container Size

Quart

Bloom Time

July to September

Bloom Color

Red

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Rich, medium to wet soil.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Indian Pink

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.