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Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

Cardinal Flower, Lobelia fulgens, Lobelia splendens

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit

Adds an exotic touch to the garden

Spikes of vibrant red flowers

Dramatic purple-black leaves

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A popular herbaceous perennial, Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' has dramatic purple-black leaves and tall contrasting spikes of vibrant red flowers from late summer through to autumn. Preferring a damp spot in the garden, Cardinal Flower is ideal for bringing late season colour to herbaceous borders and pond-side plantings, and the flaming red colour adds an exotic touch to the garden. Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' has been awarded an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Premium perennials are large plug tray plants, roughly the same size as garden ready plants like a potted plant without a pot. They will need to be acclimatised to the garden, and once all chance of frost has cleared can be planted out directly into the garden.

Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

exotic gardenwildlife gardenscottage gardenswater garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KA4424)
15 Garden Ready Plants (KA9286)
1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64340)
2 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (T64341P)
6 Plug Plants (KC1609)
1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KC4385)
3 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (KC8276)
30 Garden Ready Plants (KC7804)
24 Plug Plants (KC1695)
48 Plug Plants (KC1695)

Grow Lobelia in a sheltered position in sun or semi-shade on reliably moist, fertile soil. Lobelia speciosa copes well with boggy soils and can be planted at the edge of ponds and streams.
Cut back old lobelia foliage in autumn and apply a dry mulch of bark chips or straw to protect the crown of the plant during winter. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

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