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Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

 

Cardinal Flower 'Queen Victoria'

Lobelia cardinalis is an upright, clump-forming plant with fairly glossy leaves that are tinged with purple, and spires of bright red, two-lipped flowers 5cm in length.This plant is easily propagated by seed or by dividing out the young plants which form around the older mature plants each year. Although a perennial, they can be short lived. 'Queen Victoria' has deep red leaves and bright red flowers.

 
plant Features
  • Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Cardinal Flower 'Queen Victoria'

Latin name

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Campanulaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria is 0.50meters x 0.90meters 0.50 M 0.90 M

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

Lobelia cardinalis is an upright, clump-forming plant with fairly glossy leaves that are tinged with purple, and spires of bright red, two-lipped flowers 5cm in length.This plant is easily propagated by seed or by dividing out the young plants which form around the older mature plants each year. Although a perennial, they can be short lived. 'Queen Victoria' has deep red leaves and bright red flowers.


Flowering

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Terminal spires of two-lipped flowers appear from late Summer to mid Autumn

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in deep, moist, fertile soil in a sunny site.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed in good seed compost in gentle heat in Spring

 

Propagating by division

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

The established plants can be divided in Spring, and divisions replanted

 
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