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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.
Please note these may be cut back from May onwards, to remove the dominant central stem and encourage thicker bushier growth or to prevent the stems breaking in transit.
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.
Form: 9cm in a solid pot
Recommended basket size min./ideal: 2 litre round/3 litre hexagonal
(Recommended basket sizes are for potting up 9cm (0.5 litre) plants only as these are supplied in solid pots. Larger sized plants are already in aquatic baskets so can go straight in the pond, however they may need potting up or splitting at some point)