• Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
  • Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
  • Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
  • Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
    Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
    Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
    Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
    Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
    Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
    Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' - used as a bedding plant...

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

Cardinal Flower, Scarlet Lobelia, Red Bay, Bog Sage, Indian Pink, Hog's Physic, Slinkweed, Water Gladiole
Size: ex 2L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Tall vibrant spikes of scarlet flowers
  • Purplish foliage and stems
  • Flowering late summer through to autumn
  • Moist soil, full sun
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Description

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria', Cardinal flower, is a selected red-foliaged cultivar of Lobelia cardinalis, an American Lobelia which grows from Canada down to Columbia. Its purplish-red leaves are attractive enough but its tall spikes of vibrant scarlet flowers from late summer to autumn are a wonderful and exuberant display of exotic colour.

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' likes a fertile moist soil and full sun. Don't let it dry out in the summer and during flowering. Dead-heading once the flowers are spent will conserve its energy and it should be mulched in winter with several inches of bark.

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' is often planted en masse as a bedding plant. It is also often planted in the typical 'groups of three' planting arrangement that garden design schools like to promote to their new students. This is all ok... but... it just looks so much better as a single tall plant dotted among foliage plants where the bright red flowers harmonise with the jungle greens and provide such a vivid visual focus. Be different...

Additional Information

Order Asterales
Family Campanulaceae
Sub-Family Lobelioideae
Synonyms Dortmanna cardinalis, Dortmanna cordigera, Dortmanna engelmanniana, Dortmanna fulgens, Dortmanna graminea, Dortmanna longifolia, Dortmanna phyllostachya, Dortmanna splendens, Lobelia cardinalis var. alba, Lobelia cardinalis f. alba, Lobelia cardinalis var. angustifolia, Lobelia cardinalis var. candida, Lobelia cardinalis f. cardinalis, Lobelia cardinalis subsp. cardinalis, Lobelia cardinalis f. cordigera, Lobelia cardinalis var. glandulosa, Lobelia cardinalis var. graminea, Lobelia cardinalis subsp. graminea, Lobelia cardinalis f. hispidula, Lobelia cardinalis var. hispidula, Lobelia cardinalis var. integerrima, Lobelia cardinalis var. meridionalis, Lobelia cardinalis var. multiflora, Lobelia cardinalis var. phyllostachya, Lobelia cardinalis var. propinqua, Lobelia cardinalis var. pseudosplendens, Lobelia cardinalis f. rosea, Lobelia cardinalis f. splendens, Lobelia cardinalis var. texensis, Lobelia coccinea, Lobelia cordigera, Lobelia cordigera var. fatalis, Lobelia cordigera var. marryattiae, Lobelia cordigera var. multiflora, Lobelia cordigera var. pyramidalis, Lobelia formosa, Lobelia fulgens, Lobelia fulgens f. atrosanguinea, Lobelia fulgens var. glabriuscula, Lobelia fulgens f. maculata, Lobelia fulgens var. marryattiae, Lobelia fulgens var. multiflora, Lobelia fulgens var. propinqua, Lobelia fulgens var. pyramidalis, Lobelia fulgens f. rosea, Lobelia graminea, Lobelia graminea var. intermedia, Lobelia graminea f. kerneri, Lobelia graminea var. phyllostachya, Lobelia graminea var. pseudosplendens, Lobelia ignea, Lobelia kerneri, Lobelia longifolia, Lobelia marryattiae, Lobelia mucronata, Lobelia phyllostachya, Lobelia porphyrantha, Lobelia princeps, Lobelia propinqua, Lobelia punicea, Lobelia punicea var. kerneri, Lobelia ramosa, Lobelia schiedeana, Lobelia splendens, Lobelia splendens var. atrosanguinea, Lobelia splendens var. fulgens, Lobelia splendens var. ignea, Lobelia splendens f. ignea, Lobelia texensis, Rapuntium cardinale, Rapuntium coccineum, Rapuntium cordigerum, Rapuntium fulgens, Rapuntium gramineum, Rapuntium longifolium, Rapuntium splendens, Tupa ignescens
Geographical Origin No
Cultivation Full sun, tolerates some shade. Moist fertile soil. Cut back after flowering. Keep warm and dry-ish during winter with a thick mulch
Eventual Height 1.2m
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial. Mulch in winter

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

Cardinal Flower, Scarlet Lobelia, Red Bay, Bog Sage, Indian Pink, Hog's Physic, Slinkweed, Water Gladiole
Size: ex 2L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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