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Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Cardinal Flower
Cardinal Flower Lobelia Lobelia cardinalis In early spring this gorgeous North American native forms deep green rosettes, which produce tall green to burgundy-tinted stems with alternate lance-shaped leaves.

Long tubular scarlet flower spikes are irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies because each tube has a pool of nectar at its base. Habitat loss and thoughtless picking can spell disaster for this plant in the wild.

Considered a short-lived perennial, Lobelia will naturalize beautifully and reseed year after year. depending on its seeds for survival. Healthy plants can produce several thousand seeds per stem, which will germinate well only on damp open ground.

Plant along the riverbank and streambed, edges of bog, in the perennial border or in the meadow. Once established it is absolutely stunning. Best planted in light shade to full sun in consistently moist soil. Mulch to reduce weed competition in the first year. 4' tall. Our stock is MOFGA-certified organic, grown by the conscientious folks at Ripley Farm in Dover-Foxcroft. Z3. Maine Grown.

Item Discounted
L726A: 1 for $7.25
ordering closed for the season
L726B: 2 for $12.50
ordering closed for the season
L726C: 3 for $16.75
ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable, not soft or brittle. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting of the root crowns.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.
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