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Red Lobelia

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SKU:
125
$14.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Bloom Season
Summer,
Bloom Color
Red,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Usage
Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens, Flower Gardens & Beds,
Usage
Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens, Flower Gardens & Beds,
Usage
Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens, Flower Gardens & Beds,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    From small to medium

    Posted by Rebecca on 6th Apr 2017

    Good size

  • 5
    Bright red

    Posted by Fran on 6th Apr 2017

    Definitely a bright red color

  • 5
    Bold color

    Posted by Bob on 6th Apr 2017

    The colors are bright and vivid

  • 5
    Breathtaking

    Posted by Sofia on 6th Apr 2017

    Really nice and gorgeous plant with lots of colors

  • 5
    Just what was needed

    Posted by April on 4th Apr 2017

    Needed some color and this is what I needed. The color really pops

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Red Lobelia flowers often form a spiral pointing towards the ground.

Red Lobelia is easy to see why the red lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) is nicknamed the cardinal flower because of its bright red blooms. This relatively short clump-forming perennial rise in terminal spikes to be between two and three feet tall. Very infrequently, this plant stands up to four feet tall. This plant will often spread between 10 and 14 inches. Red Lobelia the bright red flowers are tubular with the upper lip having two lobes while the bottom rim has three. Despite its name, this plant is not attractive to cardinals, but it is likely to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your landscaping. It is named after the red 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.

This plant loves to be wet all the time, and it will tolerate brief periods of flooding. Many mulches around this plant to help the soil retain moisture. In colder climates, this showy flower prefers full sun while in warmer climates, it prefers some shade during the heat of the day. This plant prefers to grow in clay soil. It will, however, tolerate alkaline or acidic soils. Red lobelias often make an excellent backdrop to other plants in a natural or rain garden. It also does well in one gallon or larger containers. The stalks on these plants are incredibly stocky. The bottom of the stem has lance-shaped leaves on alternating sides of the stem.

Red Lobelia plants will self-seed in the fall making it easy for them to come back the next year. It can also be easily divided in the early spring. This plant accepts deadheading after it blooms if you do not want it to go to seed.

The Red cardinal flower is an American wildflower local to the Midwestern region, as well as Michigan and Wisconsin. Tall spikes of beautiful red, trumpet-formed blooms transcend the dull green foliage. Each flower has three spreading lower petals and two upper petals, all assembled into a tube at the base. Erect green stems, frequently in groups, with racemes of blossoms looking like flaring red spires. Red cardinal flowers add a beautiful bright touch of color to any landscape or floral garden. Their deer and rabbit resistant, yet they are beautiful with butterflies and hummingbirds. Developing cardinal 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 cardinal blossoms rely upon hummingbirds for preparation. They also require a moist, ripe soil and perform best considering that organic matter is incorporated into the dirt before planting.

Red Lobelia flower seeds must be started indoors, 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost in late winter.

You can transfer the red cardinal 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 always sodden for the bloom amid the developing season. The red cardinal flower is not dry season tolerant and performs best with continuously wet soil.

 

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Red Lobelia