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Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’


Cardinal Flower

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.328.050


The perennial Lobelias have upright spikes of large flowers, not at all like the more familiar trailing types grown in hanging baskets. They are terrific plants for the boggy garden, adapting well to ‘wet feet', but growing equally well under average conditions. This popular heirloom selection has beautiful beet-red foliage, with contrasting scarlet-orange flowers from midsummer on. Excellent for using as a specimen or massing in the border, containers or tubs. Nice for cutting. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Generally not long-lived. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993). CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Red
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Waterside
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’


Cardinal Flower

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.328.050


The perennial Lobelias have upright spikes of large flowers, not at all like the more familiar trailing types grown in hanging baskets. They are terrific plants for the boggy garden, adapting well to ‘wet feet', but growing equally well under average conditions. This popular heirloom selection has beautiful beet-red foliage, with contrasting scarlet-orange flowers from midsummer on. Excellent for using as a specimen or massing in the border, containers or tubs. Nice for cutting. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Generally not long-lived. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993). CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Red
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Waterside
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium