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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)

Item Size

Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

Price: $10.95

Sale: $5.48

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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:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Hosta Frances Williams

    Hosta Frances Williams

  • White Trillium

    White Trillium

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American MeadowsCardinal Flower Compliment Deep Red - Plant
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (1)

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Pros

  • Reliable growth (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Love this beautiful Flower!!

      By Grandma Kim

      from Cole Camp, MO

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

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

        I planted three plants in three different places and all are doing just great! One in a pot, one in a flower bed and another in my garden. Beautiful, vivid color!! I always receive a nice and healthy plant from American Meadows.

         
        5.0

        Cardinal Flower

        By Heidi

        from Colorado

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • The Hummingbirds Love The

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Raised Beds

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

          I've planted these around my oriental poppies so that I have color later after the poppies die back. The hummingbirds love them!

           
          5.0

          Cardinal Flower

          By Kurt

          from Greenville, SC

          About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • They Have Grown Like Weed
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Na

          Best Uses

          • In Our Flower Garden

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

          We love the red cardinal flowers. Love to have more of them. Great shipping and excellent in every way!

           
          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

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance

          Cons

          • Slow Growth

          Best Uses

            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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Reliable Growth
            • Very strong

            Cons

            • Susceptible to Pests

            Best Uses

              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.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Tough hardy plant

              By Bill

              from Basye, VA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                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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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  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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                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                  • Garden Gloves

                    Garden Gloves

                  • Hosta Frances Williams

                    Hosta Frances Williams

                  • White Trillium

                    White Trillium

                  Shipping

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

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                  As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                  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:
                  • Garden Gloves

                    Garden Gloves

                  • Hosta Frances Williams

                    Hosta Frances Williams

                  • White Trillium

                    White Trillium

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