Helpful Gardening Tips
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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.
|Ships Year Round|
Hardy Planting Zone-3 to 9
Bloom Season -July to September
Bloom Color – Scarlet red
Height at Maturity – 4-feet tall
Soil Type Preferred- moist humus-rich soil
Sun or Shade-Full sun to part shade
The lobelia cardinalis plant grows to be about 56-inches tall in zones 3 to 9.
It needs constantly damp soil to thrive. It is a clump-forming perennial. The clump produces at least one terminal stalk with flowers on it from mid-summer through early fall.
Many tubular flowers grow on each stalk. These flowers have two lips on their upperparts and three lips on their lower part. The flowers are usually scarlet red. Butterflies and hummingbirds often find the flowers very attractive.
While its bright red flowers suggest that the plant is named after the cardinal bird, it takes its name from Roman Catholic cardinals.
Each stalk also produces numerous leaves that alternate on either side of the stalk. The leaves are lance-shaped and finely toothed. Each dark green leave can be up to 4-inches long. The leaves blowing in the wind make this plant an attractive option, even when it is not in bloom.
This plant is extremely useful in many landscapes because of its late summer bloom that starts about the time that many other plants are beginning to fade.
It is also useful to add height behind other flower choices. It is often used in natural rain gardens.
It is relatively simple to keep this plant thriving. Make sure that the ground stays consistently moist. This plant does not like to dry out at all. You should also mulch around the plant in the winter to help it survive in cooler climates.
Consider the lobelia cardinalis plant today if you have consistently wet areas where it can be difficult to grow other choices.