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Lobelia x 'Queen Victoria'

Lobelia x 'Queen Victoria' - Cardinal Flower

More About Lobelia x 'Queen Victoria'

  • Spikes of true red flowers on unbranched stems
  • Tubular flowers are two-lipped
  • Finely toothed, narrow, burgundy leaves
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm

Interesting Notes:

Parentage: Lobelia cardinalis x Lobelia fulgens.

All parts of this plant are TOXIC.

 

Zone:

6

Height:

45-50 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Red

Cardinal Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips

It will adapt well to garden conditions and can be used in moist areas, beside ponds or water features or in low wooded areas. Is known to self-seed under optimum conditions. Clumps can be divided in early spring. Provides very intense colour for the late summer garden. 

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Lobelia x 'Queen Victoria' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Poisonous
Poisonous
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Burgundy

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Lobelia x 'Queen Victoria'