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LOBELIA cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
Commonly known as Cardinal flower, Scarlet lobelia
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Red - vivid red
Height - 90cms (36in)
Spread - 30cm (12in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - short-lived, clump-forming perennial. Narrowly oval, toothed leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs, leaf blotch.
Place of origin - garden origin.
Flower Shape - Racemes - - 35cm (14in) long
Tubular - 2-lipped flowers 5cm (2in) long
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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