Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

cardinal flower

2 litre pot
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A summer spike of brilliant-red, three-lobed flowers above almost-black leaves smoulders in hot sun - use with tropical moisture lovers like cannas and hedychiums

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: deep, fertile, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Stunning spikes of scarlet, five-petalled flowers rise up in late summer among beautiful, beetroot-coloured foliage. This gorgeous cardinal flower brings a splash of vibrant colour to the garden just as many perennials are fading. It is excellent for filling gaps left by early-flowering perennials in a mixed or herbaceous border and suits a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours.

  • Garden care: Divide large clumps of plants every second year in spring. Protect the crown of the plant during winter with a thick, dry mulch, such as straw. This moisture-loving plant can also be grown at the edges of a pond, and will tolerate water levels up to 30cm deep if potted up it into a basket with aquatic compost.

  • Harmful if eaten

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A real stunner.

By Bob the dog

from Somerset

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    Comments about Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria':

    Put on a great show, hoping for more next year.

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    • Q:

      Is this plant harmful if eaten by dogs
      Asked on 18/12/2015 by Davethed from Leeds

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      are these susceptible to slugs?
      Asked on 11/7/2015 by gardener from oxted

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      • Plant Doctor



        Like most plants with soft foliage, these plants are susceptible to slugs and snails.

        Answered on 13/7/2015 by Helen from crocus
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      How high does lobelia cardinal queen Victoria grow
      Asked on 11/6/2014 by Fred from Mersyside

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      • Plant Doctor



        This plant will grow to around 90cm tall.

        Answered on 12/6/2014 by helen from crocus
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      Good morning
      My question is should I prune my lobelia cardinalis queen Victoria if so when and how short should I go
      Thank you
      Asked on 30/9/2013 by Irissimo from Littlehampton south coast

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      • Plant Doctor



        You can cut the stems down to just above ground level after they have died back, but immediately after you should apply a generous layer of mulch to help protect the crown.

        Answered on 2/10/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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    Overwintering Tender Perennials

    Tender perennials, such as pelargoniums, fuchsias, osteospermums and marguerites look great all summer, but unless they are given protection from the harsh winter weather, they will need to be replaced each spring. If you can do this, they will last for y

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