Lobelia cardinalis

9cm pot £6.99
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Buy Lobelia cardinalis cardinal flower: Vibrant colour over a long period

This pond plant dies right back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Depth of water: 0-30cm (0-12in)
  • Soil: deep, fertile, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This impressive perennial produces showy red flowers that really stand out from the crowd. They form in tall spires, which if cut back after the flowers have faded, will usually go on to form lateral shoots that will carry even more flowers later in the season. This usually ensures that there is a continuous display of flowers from early summer to mid-autumn. An exotic-looking plant that looks great at the edge of a pond or forming generous drifts in a bog garden.

    • Harmful if eaten
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I have had several plants from Crocus over the years and not one has had a problem. Crocus can be relied upon to deliver good strong healthy plants.I recommend them,


North Yorkshire


Lobelia Cardinalis Fab colour


Glorious until the slugs devoured it





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My lobelia cardinalis that i purchased from you this year,have grown to 65'' and are now in full bloom.I planted them in an aquatic basket ,and about 2'' below the surface in my koi pond.I have a clump of 3 plants and they look great.I would like to know what to do with them in the autumn,do I cut them back ,if so how much?or any other advice. regards .


Hello, These sound like impressive plants to me - and they must look spectacular now they are in full bloom. They are relatively easy plants to care for and once they have died back in autumn, they should be cut back hard - almost to their base. In spring next year they will then send up fresh new shoots.


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