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A spectacular uncommon pure white form of Cardinal flower, flowers August through September, basal rosette of 1-4 inch leaves all year, short-lived perennial that forms rosettes of new plants from the base, does well along ditches or streams, does not tolerate being completely covered by leaves or mulch all winter, will self sow in favorable conditions, clay tolerant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, a good rain garden plant. Gray's Manual of Botany refers to this as forma alba, but that name is no longer used.

Average To Moist
Sun To Shade
2-5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2a-9b
Deer Resistant

Native range: NB, s. ON, MN, & NB, south to FL, TX, s. CA & into Mexico. Rare in FL & NY

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Cold Stratify 6 weeks. Tiny seed. Surface sow (note: seeds will produce some Red, some White flowers with Pink bases, but mostly Pure White flowers)

Cardinal Flower (Pure White Form) Seed Packet $4.00

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