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Red Lobelia Plants

Sale price$49.99

Quantity 25 Plants

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Kathryn Jacob
Red Cardinal Flower

i made additional orders of this varieties and getting ready on my space where I plan to plot this out.

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Eric Duncan
Red Lobelia

Much bigger than expected. These will probably flower this year. Great leaf color and roots. Seem very healthy

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Rachel maze
The deepest color red ever so beautiful

I got these and planet on beside my little creek they have thrived and multiplied.

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Michael Wilson
Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful

Looks Fantastic by our garden pond.

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Marilyn Strojny
Red Cardinal bare root plants

Plants looked good and were planted within 4 days of receipt.

The Red Lobelia flower will give you vibrant scarlet blossoms to enjoy. They will brighten any flower garden or natural area and grow great in sunlight and lightly shaded areas. It thrives in moist soil and grows well in regular soil. It also attracts lovely tiny hummingbirds, which you can enjoy watching.

Flower Form: Each Flower has three lower and two upper petals that all get pulled together at the base in a tube form. Dark green, lance-shaped leaves line the bottom half of the stem and curl upward from their central veins.

Because of their many colors and aromatic fragrance, they make the perfect addition to open shady border areas, butterfly or hummingbird gardens, ponds or streams, woodland or native gardens, or wild gardens.

Red Lobelia Is Very Eye-Catching

This perennial Flower is grown in botanical gardens. For centuries, it has warranted attention from anyone who has seen it. The early North American settlers immediately recognized its brilliance, and the French colonists first sent it to France to be grown in botanical gardens.

Because of the flower's striking beauty, over-harvesting has resulted in this sensitive type being rarely found in the wild. Growing the flower in the garden preserves its legacy and fulfills an ecological niche.

Red Lobelia Reaches Around 2-3 Feet Tall

 This relatively short clump-forming perennial rises between two and three feet tall in terminal spikes. Very infrequently, this flower stands up to four feet tall. It will often spread between 10 and 14 inches. Red Lobelia, the bright scarlet flowers are tubular, with the upper lip having two lobes while the bottom rim has three.

Humming Birds Love The Red Lobelia

Despite its name, It is not attractive to birds but will likely attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your landscaping. They are named after the scarlet robes that Roman Catholic cardinals wear. Expect the flowers to appear in early summer and last through early autumn. After the flowers fade, a blue-green seed pod will look.

It loves to be wet and will tolerate brief periods of flooding. Many mulches around it help the soil retain moisture. This showy Flower prefers full sun in colder climates, while in warmer climates, it prefers some shade during the day's heat.

It prefers to grow in clay soil but will tolerate alkaline or acidic soils. It often makes an excellent backdrop to other types in a natural or rain garden. It also does well in one-gallon or larger containers. The stalks on these are incredibly stocky. The bottom of the stem has lance-shaped leaves on alternating sides.

This perennial is an American wildflower local to the Midwestern region, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Tall spikes of beautiful scarlet, trumpet-formed blooms transcend the dull green foliage. Each Flower has three spreading lower and two upper petals assembled into a tube at the base.

Erect green stems are frequently in groups, with racemes of blossoms that look like flaming scarlet spires. They add beautiful, bright colors to any landscape or floral garden. Their deer and rabbit are resistant yet stunning, with butterflies and hummingbirds.

Developing blossoms sprout amid summer and, in some cases, into fall. Many insects have a hard time following the long necks of the trumpet-formed blooms, so blossoms rely upon hummingbirds for preparation. They also require moist, ripe soil and perform best, considering that organic matter is incorporated into the dirt before planting.

Red Lobelia Add a Beautiful Bright Touch of Color to Any Landscape or Floral Garden

You can transfer the blossom seedlings outside four weeks after you planted them in the fitting plate, picking a zone with full sun or incomplete shade and fertile, loamy, and ideally wet soil. For best results, place a 2-to 3-inch layer of natural mulch around the blossoms and water consistently, keeping the dirt continually sodden for the bloom amid the developing season. It is not dry-season tolerant and performs best with continuously wet soil.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Mature Height: 8-12 inches

Spread: 5-9 inches

Spacing: 6 - 12 inches

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Flowering Time: July, August, and September

How Long It Flowers: Perennial

Flower Color: Red, white, or rose

Soil Requirements: Wet, clay, sandy or loamy, mildly alkaline to mildly acidic soil

Pruning: Prune off dying bloom debris as it appears through the fall