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  • cardinal flower
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

cardinal flower

RHS award of garden merit £8.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: deep, fertile, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Stunning spikes of scarlet, five-petalled flowers rise up in late summer among beautiful, beetroot-coloured foliage. This gorgeous cardinal flower brings a splash of vibrant colour to the garden just as many perennials are fading. It is excellent for filling gaps left by early-flowering perennials in a mixed or herbaceous border and suits a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours.

  • Garden care: Divide large clumps of plants every second year in spring. Protect the crown of the plant during winter with a thick, dry mulch, such as straw. This moisture-loving plant can also be grown at the edges of a pond, and will tolerate water levels up to 30cm deep if potted up it into a basket with aquatic compost.

  • Harmful if eaten
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