Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

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Buy Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' cardinal flower: Bright red flowers and maroon foliage

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Notes on Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

"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"

A good start

4

Arrived as 2 very healthy, attractive plants with lovely deep purple red stems to add variety to my shady yard. . Sadly the hordes of snails infesting our terraced gardens also loved the stems, and munched them right down to stubs before even planted out. Rescued the pots and hope to see them resurrect this summer, but not recommended for heavily Snailed gardens.

Eena Harknessa

Brighton

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A favourite - Worth having in the garden

5

I love this plant and always have it in my garden (I have moved several times). It has a long flowering time and is very colourful. Can be a problem in high winds or wet weather unless in sheltered position or supported by other plants. bees love it.

Heatherhoney

Gloucestershire

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Yes

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Nether survived

Nicknames are naff

Somerset

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I would buy this product

5

Excellent plant for a wet to very wet plot in the garden. Would buy more. Stunning display in late summer.

middlesex gardener

Middlesex

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Great plant.

5

Great dark foliagewith striking red flowers

Chopper

Shropshire

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Stunning flower heads

5

Used towards the back of a flower bed as the centre of attention. Eye grabbing flowers with dark leaves. Great height.

Wellspring

Berkshire

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excellent plants that I would buy again.

5

I had a group of three which added a beautiful splash of colour to my perennial border

Paul

Cornwall

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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

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A real stunner.

5

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

Bob the dog

Somerset

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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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