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Lobelia Vedrariensis

Cardinal Flower

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Spikes of vivid blue-violet flowers

Perfect for adding height to a moist border or pondside

Tough reliable and low maintenance

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A particularly tall variety, Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis' is ideal for adding vertical interest to damp borders, bog gardens and pondsides. Elegant spires of three-lipped, deep violet tubular blooms are produced from July to September, adding valuable late summer colour. This beautiful cardinal flower thrives on rich, reliably moist soil, either in full sun or part shade.

Hardier than Lobelia x speciosa ‘Fan Blue’, ‘Vedrariensis’ is a great choice for areas of the UK that experience very cold winters. Height: 90cm (35in). Spread: 30cm (12in).

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 90cm (35in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

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1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64362)

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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