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Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'Cardinal Flower, Lobelia fulgens, Lobelia splendens

Just £2.89

Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Description Sowing How to Grow More Info Delivery
Tall spikes of deep maroon foliage topped by glowing scarlet blooms bring a welcome splash of late summer colour, when many flowers have already faded. This exotic looking, short lived perennial is ideal for filling gaps in damp borders, and looks spectacular planted beside ponds and streams. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Cottage Gardens, Water Garden, Wildlife Gardens, Exotic Garden

Hardy

Sun or semi shade

Up to 90cm (35.4in)

Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

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Sowing Months Flowering Months
Cut back old lobelia foliage in autumn and apply a dry mulch of bark chips or straw to protect the crown of the plant during winter. Lobelia cardinalis is a short lived perennial - divide it every 2 years in spring to maintain its vigour. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes.

Sow lobelia from late winter to mid spring on the surface of a good seed compost and gently firm down. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 16-18C (61-64F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 14-21 days.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When lobelia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in a sheltered position in sun or semi-shade on reliably moist, fertile soil. Lobelia cardinalis copes well with boggy soils and can be planted at the edge of ponds and streams.

Grow Lobelia in a sheltered position in sun or semi-shade on reliably moist, fertile soil. Lobelia cardinalis copes well with boggy soils and can be planted at the edge of ponds and streams.

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