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Lobelia 'Cranberry Crush'


(Cranberry Crush Cardinal Flower) A surprising, creamy cranberry pink, Lobelia 'Cranberry Crush', is an easy to grow compact variety with loads of eye appeal.
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Degree of Difficulty
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Common name
This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion.
Cranberry Crush Cardinal Flower
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
6 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Rich and moist
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in.
3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Patent #
This plant is patented, or a patent application has been filed and is pending and may not be propagated, under U.S. Federal Code, Title 35, Part II, Chapter 15 §161 without a license from the patent holder.
Hummingbird plant?
Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
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(Cranberry Crush Cardinal Flower) A surprising, creamy cranberry pink, Lobelia 'Cranberry Crush', is an easy to grow compact variety with loads of eye appeal.

All of these Cardinal Flower cultivars produce plentiful blossoms and attract lots of buzz from butterflies and hummingbirds. In addition to its unexpected floral color, this hybrid from Oregon's Terra Nova Nurseries is a petite variety that might work best at front of border.

Lobelias have unusually shaped tubular flowers that are slit nearly to their base to form two lips with three lobes on the bottom and two on the top. Their vertical flower spikes are tipped with tiny, mid-green leaves and rise up out from a basal rosette of foliage.

The Cardinal Flower is an American native perennial. Cranberry Crush is a petite variety that grows quickly, is easy to cultivate and tolerates both heat and cold. Despite thriving with average watering, it loves moisture and thrives in damp spots including locations near ponds and bogs.

Although it enjoys full sun, Cranberry Crush still blooms well in partial shade. Try it in patio containers, borders and seasonal flowerbeds. It's especially ideal for woodland and native plant gardens.

The genus name Lobelia honors Flemish botanist Matthias de L'Obel (1538-1616) whose work focused on medicinal plants. Historically, some Lobelias have been used to treat asthma, baldness, depression, syphilis and withdrawal from smoking. Research continues about medical use of the genus. Please remember that no herbal substance should be consumed before consulting a physician.