Plant Details: Cardinal Flower
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Cardinal Flower is a perennial with bright red flowers that bloom on a 3-5'High spikes from summer to frost depending on where your garden is. Here at Native Oasis Botanical Garden (zone 7b)it starts to flower in early August and continues through the end of September. Cardinal Flower prefers moist shady to sunny locations. Hummingbirds are the chief pollinator but, Swallowtail butterflies often attend the flowers for it generous nectar. Full maturity is 3-5'High x 1'Wide. Do not allow fallen leaves and debris to cover the evergreen basal rosettes or the plant will die, watch for leaf build up in fall and winter.
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