Lobelia cardinalis Seeds

Cardinal Flower Seeds

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) is one of our showiest native perennials with deep red butterfly and hummingbird attracting flowers.
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HC013234
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Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) is one of our showiest native perennials with deep red butterfly- and hummingbird-attracting flowers. This plant likes moist soils and is a good choice around ponds and in rain gardens. Takes full sun in northern climates and part shade in warmer areas. USDA zones 3-9.
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SKU
HC013234
Common Name
Cardinal Flower Seeds
Botanical Name
Lobelia cardinalis
Item Package Size
Packet
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Red
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late summer
Height
48 inches
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Days To Germinate
Cold Stratification - 60 days/Regular Surface
Native To
North America
Seeds Per Pound
6400000
Seeds Per Packet
750
Seed Coverage
covers 150 square feet
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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