Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’
Cardinal flower ‘Queen Victoria’, Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Queen Victoria’ _ ‘Queen Victoria’ is a clump-forming, often short-lived, herbaceous perennial with oblong to lance-shaped, maroon leaves and erect, terminal racemes of two-lipped, bright scarlet flowers in late summer and autumn.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Scarlet in Summer; Scarlet in Autumn
Maroon in Spring; Maroon in Summer; Maroon in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Cut down faded flower spikes in autumn.
Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ (Cardinal flower ‘Queen Victoria’) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.
City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Bog garden
Plant in deep, fertile, reliably moist soil such as a bog garden in full sun or partial shade. Protect with a dry winter mulch. This plant can be short-lived.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West