Lobelia Cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ has stunning spikes of beautiful red flowers on beautiful beetroot-coloured dark purple foliage. Flowers August to September/October just as some of the other pond plants are starting to fade loved by bees. The main difference between this and the Lobelia cardinalis is that the latter has glossy dark green leaves and green stems.Cut back after flowering.
It has an RHS AGM.
Lobelia after Matthias de Lobel plant collector and botanical author; cardinalis deep scarlet
Planting position: Marginal plant up to 15cm full sun or partial shade.