Red Cardinal Flower

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  • 5
    Red Lobelia

    Posted by Eric Duncan on Mar 03, 2021

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

  • 5
    The deepest color red ever so beautiful

    Posted by Rachel maze on Jan 05, 2021

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

  • 5
    Red Cardinal Flower

    Posted by Isaiah Stark on Aug 28, 2019

    They have beautiful blooms. They look great where I planted them.

  • 5
    Red Cardinal Flower

    Posted by Heather Slone on Aug 27, 2019

    This is just amazing.

  • 4

    Posted by Dorothy Harris on Aug 15, 2019

    Fast shipping and beautiful flowers

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Shipping Information

We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


Red Cardinal Flower is a Vibrant Blooming Perennial

Buy Red Cardinal Flower from Tennessee Wholesale Nursery.

 It will give you vibrant red blossoms to enjoy. They will brighten any flower garden or natural area; They will grow great in full sunlight and any lightly shaded area. This plant will thrive in moist soil conditions and will also grow well in regular soil. It will also attract those lovely tiny hummingbirds so you can enjoy watching them.

Botanical Latin Name: Lobelia Cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal Flower

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Mature Height: 24 - 48 inches

Spread: 18 - 24 inches

Spacing: 6 - 12 inches

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Flowering Time: July, August, 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 Cardinal Flower debris as it appears through the fall

Flower Form: Each flower has three lower petals 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. Cardinal flowers make the perfect addition to any open shady border areas, butterfly or hummingbird gardens, ponds or streams, woodland or native plant gardens, or wild gardens because of their many colors and aromatic fragrance.

Red Cardinal Flower Attracts Lovely Hummingbirds to your Landscape

The entire plant of the Cardinal flower is considered poisonous, resulting in nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps if ingested. However, it does have traditional uses as a medicinal plant. The native Cherokees used the Cardinal flower for easing coughs, soothing stomach aches, and dispelling worms. Interestingly, the dried and crushed root was often given to a prospective mate in a love potion. Today, the Cardinal flower is used in modern herbalism as a weaker substitute for related species, such as Lobelia inflata.

Red Cardinal Flower is grown in botanical gardens.

For centuries, the Cardinal flower has warranted attention from anyone who has seen it. The early North American settlers immediately recognized its brilliance, and it was first sent to France by the French settlers to be grown in botanical gardens. Because of the Cardinal flower's striking beauty, over-harvesting has resulted in this sensitive plant, rarely found in the wild. To grow the Cardinal flower in the garden is to preserve its legacy and fulfill an ecological niche.

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