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Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower - 200 Fresh Seeds
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Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower - 200 Fresh Seeds


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LOBELIA CARDINALIS - CARDINAL FLOWER THIS IS A LISTING FOR A PACK OF 200+ SEEDS. Lobelia cardinalis (alsoknown as L. fulgens, the Cardinal Flower) is a species of Lobelianative to the Americas, from southeastern Canada south through theeastern and southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America tonorthern Colombia. It grows to about a meter tall (when in flower) andhas bright red flowers.Cardinal flower is often cultivated for ornamental purposes and hasalso been used for medicinal purposes.It is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows up to 1.2 m tall and isfound in wet places, stream banks, and swamps. The leaves are up to 20cm long and 5 cm broad, lanceolate to oval, with a toothed margin. Theflowers are usually vibrant red, deeply five-lobed, up to 4 cm across;they are produced in an erect raceme up to 70 cm tall during thesummer to fall.This plant is easily propagated by dividing and spreading out theyoung plants which form around the older mature plants each year.Although the plant is generally considered a perennial any one plantmay only live 7 to 10 years and then die. To ensure that your wholecollection of cardinal flowers do not die off at the same time be sureto propagate some new plant lines using seeds at least every 4 yearsor so.Hardy in Zones 4 - 10 and tolerant of wide range of conditionsincluding areas subject to continuous damp.Full instructions can be downloaded from my website, details of whichare on my 'Me' page

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