The Beautiful Red Cardinal Flower
One of the most exciting garden flowers today blooms from July through September. The Red Cardinal Flower (known by the botanical name Lobelia cardinalis) prefers moist, damp soils. Native to Missouri, it thrives from Southeastern Canada across the eastern half of the United States, into the Southwest, Mexico, and Central America.
Cultivated versions of the Red Cardinal Flower range from 2 feet up to 4 feet in height. The plant does very well across a broad spectrum of gardening zones between 3 and 9. However, it does not demand daily attention. The Red Cardinal Flower prefers full sunlight but thrives in partial shade in drier locations. Hummingbirds and butterflies both find its brilliant five-lobed blooms appealing.
This beautiful, hardy flower withstands foraging deer and rabbits better than many other garden blossoms. It makes an exceptionally smart choice for use in damp spots beside waterways and ponds. It will survive heavy rainfalls, making it an attractive selection in areas prone to occasionally waterlogged soil. (Although it does grow well in Canada, horticultural experts suggest protecting its roots with mulch during cold winters.)
Avid gardeners in many locations add this lovely perennial to their yards to enjoy brilliant scarlet blooms. Its vibrant red petals help it stand out distinctively. Consider planting it to infuse bright color into the vicinity and attract butterflies into your garden!
Red Cardinal Flower, Lobelia Cardinalis grow in moist and even wetland areas and has bright red flowers that usually appear around May.
The Cardinal Flower can grow in the sun or part shade and does require a lot of water. This flower has been very popular for picking due to its beautiful red blooms. Hummingbirds love this flower. This perennial flower will return every year without replanting. This plant ships bare root year round.
ReviewsK.Plants arrived very healthy. Planted same day they arrived. Can tell all plants have taken and survived. Look forward to ordering more plants, more of this species as well as others from this source. Very pleased. Will be return customer.Tania
Lovely bareroot plantsThese were in perfect condition, despite my having to store them in my refridegerator for 4 days. I was worried. I won't see the flowers til later this year or next year, but they look fabulous!
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