Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

2 litre pot £8.99
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<ul><br><li><b>Position:</B> full sun or partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> deep, fertile, moist soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average<li><b>Flowering period:</b> August to October<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br> 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.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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.<br><br></li></ul>
  • Harmful if eaten


  • 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 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"

Superb plany

5

I have a number of these impressive perennials planted among Peroskia Blue Spires: a wonderful combination as the both flower for months from summer into autumn. Both are still flowering into October. A clump of Aster Little Carlow is neaby and I can see that the lobelias look great with soft blue/purple flowers of the aster. The lobelias seem quite tough. I moved one in full flower in early September and it's doing fine. I keep it well watered. All have survived the last winter (near Edinburgh).

Kirstie

Midllothian

Yes

A real stunner.

5

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

Bob the dog

Somerset

Yes

Lobelia cardinalis'Queen Victoria'

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Is this plant harmful if eaten by dogs

Davethed

Hello, I am not an expert on which plants are toxic to dogs, but I have checked on the Dogs Trust website (see link below) and Lobelia cardinalis is listed. As this is a cultivated form of the species, I supect it would also be included. https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/factsheets-downloads/factsheetpoisonoussubstances09.pdf

Helen

are these susceptible to slugs?

gardener

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

Helen

How high does lobelia cardinal queen Victoria grow

Fred

Hello, This plant will grow to around 90cm tall.

helen

Good morning My question is should I prune my lobelia cardinalis queen Victoria if so when and how short should I go Thank you

Irissimo

Hello, 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.

Helen

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