Outstanding vivid winged scarlet flowers on slender spikes from 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 like crazy, a good rain garden plant. It's downright startling to encounter a bright patch of these "humming" with hummingbirds in the deep woods!
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
Cardinal Flower in a 3.5 inch pot $10.00(Temporarily Sold Out*)
*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.Review or Finalize Your Order