- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 30 - 36 Inches
- Mature Spread 30 - 36 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
A wonderful choice for those gardeners looking for an outstanding blue flower for the perennial bed. In late summer, spikes of bright blue flowers grow 30 inches tall from a plant base with a width of 6 to12 inches. Native to North America this perennial would make a wonderful, late season addition to any garden!
A low maintenance perennial that is deer and rabbit resistant, attracts many different pollinating insects and hummingbirds. This perennial would look amazing as a mass background planting in a perennial bed, walkway, woodland garden or in a pot or container that is at minimum 24 inches wide and deep. A good choice for wet areas. The leaves may be damaged by slugs, leaf spot and rust. All parts of the plant are poisonous. Winter hardy in zones 4 to 9.
Native Blue Cardinal Flower Care
A perennial that will accept a wide range of light conditions as it will tolerate both full sun and shade provided it is grown in a rich, moist, well-drained soil. Benefits from an application of humus or compost although it will do well in a wide range of soil types.
If allowed to go to seed this perennial will readily reseed itself if not cut back. Once the seed pods have matured, and the seeds dispersed, the remaining foliage and past flower stalk may be cut down to the ground.
Native Blue Cardinal Flower Spacing
Space at a distance of 18 to 20 inches apart when growing in the perennial bed, as an accent plant, in groups or in a pot or planter.
Native Blue Cardinal Flower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 30 - 36 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Blue|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Native Blue Cardinal Flower|
|Scientific Name: LOBELIA SIPHILITICA|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.