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Lobelia speciosa Fan Burgundy

Cardinal Flower

Borders Hardy

What is Borders Hardy?

Spikes of intense crimson flowers

Perfect for a moist border or around pond edges

Tough reliable and low maintenance

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This magnificent hardy perennial makes a fabulous addition to hot-coloured borders, bog gardens or pondside planting. Tall spires of three-lipped, tubular flowers in an intense shade of velvety crimson rise above dark green foliage from midsummer to early autumn. Tough, reliable and low-maintenance, Lobelia speciosa ‘Fan Burgundy’ adapts well to permanently boggy ground, though does equally well in average conditions so long as the soil remains moist. The blooms are attractive to butterflies and makes a great cut flower. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Please note: All parts are toxic. The milky sap can irritate skin.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to upright
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Borders Hardy

reliably moistboggy

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1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (KA5794)

Grow Lobelia x speciosa 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.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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