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LOBELIA cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

Commonly known as Cardinal flower, Scarlet lobelia

Beetroot coloured foliage and spikes of vivid red flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

LOBELIA cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

 
  • 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
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
    Skin irritant
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
90cms (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  30cm (12in)
 

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