Scrophularia CARDINALE™ 'Red'Scrophularia CARDINALE™ 'Red'

Scrophularia CARDINALE™ ‘Red’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


This one has it all. It flowers continuously from June until frost with deep red “bird like” flowers, giving it the common name “Red Birds in a Tree”. In addition CARDINALE™ Red has leaves that are a fresh green color, a short, bushy habit, and the hummingbirds love it. Drought tolerant once established. A new version of the high elevation New Mexico native.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 21″ / 20″ / 22″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September, October

SKU: SCRCARRED Categories: ,
Common Name Redbirds in a Tree
Family Scrophulariaceae
Genus Scrophularia
species macrantha
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # ('TNSCRCR') PP28908
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August, September, October
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How Different? Much shorter, and shrubbier with denser branching, and with larger flowers in more congested heads than the species.
Landscape Value --
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 21" / 20" / 22"
Soil (Garden) Very well drained with high mineral and low organic.
Water (Garden) Dry moderately between waterings.
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Attractor, Low Water Usage
Comments --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 1.0 – 2.0
pH 5.5 – 7.0
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 3 – 4 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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