Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
An adored Missouri native perennial, Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, produces many brilliant cardinal red star-shaped flowers. The blossoms appear in late summer into fall on tall, erect stems.
A favorite with the pollinators, expect to see swarms of butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit resistant.
It easily grows in rich, moist soils in full sun to part shade. A good choice for rain gardens, it prefers consistently moist soil. It appreciates a break from the hot afternoon sun.
Plant in full sun to part shade in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter. Adding a starter fertilizer when planting will get its roots off to a fast start. Keep consistently watered, especially when plants are setting up buds, blooming, and during dry spells.
IMPORTANT PLANT ORDER INFORMATION
Plants ordered now will be available for pickup mid April 2021. We will contact you to schedule a pickup date and time.
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