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Compliment Red Cardinal Flower (Perennial Lobelia)

Lobelia x speciosa 'Compliment Red'

Product Description

Tall spikes, topped with striking deep red tubularflowers arising from a basal rosette of leaves. Has a nice red fall color. Prefers rich, well drained soil.

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  • Compliment Red Cardinal Flower... ©photo ArborTanics Inc.
Description Tall spikes, topped with striking deep red tubularflowers arising from a basal rosette of leaves. Has a nice red fall color. Prefers rich, well drained soil.
Flower Color Group Red
Flowering Season Summer
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6
Growth Rate Fast
Water Needs High
Light Needs Partial Sun, Full Sun
Mature Height 3-4 ft.
Mature Width 2-3 ft.
Mature Size (generic) PERENNIAL (3-4 Ft. Tall)
Name Compliment Red Cardinal Flower (Perennial Lobelia)
  1. Tricky Review by Danette
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    Lovely tall flowers. Planted in flower bed as the backdrop to hydrangeas, Route 66 Tickseed, "Primal Scream" day lilies, and dwarf plumbago. This upright Lobelia was the only flower to not make it. The soil isn't the greatest in that area, so perhaps it is more particular than other flowers to soil conditions. It's also at the "top" of a slope in the flowerbed, so maybe it wasn't getting enough water. The bed faces north, and gets morning sun only. Perhaps that's also a contributing factor. When planted in a very hot August, they died back completely, but then immediately started new growth. They just didn't return the next spring. (Posted on 5/8/14)


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