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Cardinal Flower Compliment Deep Red

A great hybrid with flowers in the brilliant fire engine red of the native. Only 36 tall. (Lobelia speciosa)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 24-36" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 2LOB
Common Name Cardinal Flower
Botanical Name Lobelia speciosa
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
"Cardinal-flowers kindle their spiral flames, and illuminate the dark nooks among the shrubbery."
...Nathanial Hawthorne, "The Old Manse"

Anyone who's ever taken a hike in midsummer woods anywhere in the east probably knows this stunning plant. Cardinal flowers bloom with tall spikes of lipstick red flowers in August in wet American woodlands all the way from Canada to Louisiana.

"Compliment Deep Red" at about 3 feet is a little shorter than the native, but the color is the same--brilliant red. You'll love these vivid flowers as much as the hummingbirds. Pick a moist spot in sun or partial shade for yours.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • White Trillium

    White Trillium

  • Hosta Earth Angel

    Hosta Earth Angel

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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3.6

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        4.0

        Very showy

        By Wayne

        from Salisbury, NC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

        • Small plants

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers

        Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Compliment Deep Red - Plant:

        Even though the plants were very small upon receipt, they responded well to transplanting.

         
        1.0

        did not make it

        By RJ

        from Flagstaff

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

        • Slow Growth

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          Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Compliment Deep Red - Plant:

          both plants did not make it

           
          4.0

          Getting there

          By mtodd

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Master Gardener

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          Pros

          • Reliable Growth
          • Very strong

          Cons

          • Susceptible to Pests

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            Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Compliment Deep Red - Plant:

            Well, unfortunately it got devoured by caterpillars, but it did grow a new, ready for next year. The new shoots are very healthy. If it wasn't for the strong root system I would be telling you how it died. I'm looking forward to seeing this bloom next year.

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            4.0

            Tough hardy plant

            By Bill

            from Basye, VA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

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              Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Compliment Deep Red - Plant:

              The plant I received looks very hardy with lots of roots. Can't wait to see it bloom and attract hummingbirds!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              It's cold in MT; need REDS!

              By kim

              from Deer Lodge MT

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Versatile

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                Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Compliment Deep Red - Plant:

                This perennial is perfect for a zone4 NE corner that gets only morning sun and the run-off from a gutter, and I get to look forward all winter to its wonderful red and the hummingbirds it attracts!

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                • White Trillium

                  White Trillium

                • Hosta Earth Angel

                  Hosta Earth Angel

                • Garden Gloves

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                Shipping

                Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                • White Trillium

                  White Trillium

                • Hosta Earth Angel

                  Hosta Earth Angel

                • Garden Gloves

                  Garden Gloves

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