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Red Cardinal Flower Plants for Sale Online
The Lobelia cardinalis, also commonly referred to as the Cardinal Flower, is definitely a show stopper as far as perennials go. Butterflies and hummingbirds absolutely love this plant. It is a bright red beacon for hummingbirds, if you plant it, they will find it. The Red Cardinal Flower is named for the red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals. Lobelia Cardinalis prefers sunlight but will thrive in the shady corners of your garden as well. It is a low-maintenance pollinator perennial that can withstand heavy rainfall, so don't be afraid to plant it in soil that is prone to moisture or occasional water pooling.
|Mature Height:||2 to 4 Feet|
|Mature Width:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Attracts:||Hummingbirds and butterflies|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers moist soil; can tolerate mild flooding|
|Water Requirements:||Water frequently, do not let dry out|
How to Care for Lobelia cardinalis
Before you buy a Red Cardinal Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I plant a Cardinal Flower Plant?
The Red Cardinal Perennial requires moist soil, and prefers to be planted where it can receive full sun. After removing the plant from the container, place it in a hole that is twice as wide, but no deeper than the pot it came in. If the area receives strong winds, the flowers may need to be staked.
How often do I water a Red Cardinal plant?
It is important that you do not let the Red Cardinal Plant's soil dry out. In order to achieve this, check the soil and water when the top 3 inches are no longer damp.