Lobelia 'Queen Victoria'

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Cardinal Flower

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

Foliage is striking before the flowers appear late in the summer. The contrast between the purple-bronze foliage and the scarlet red flower really makes this a stand-out!

Height

36-60 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

Lobelia was named after the Flemish botanist Mathias de l'Obel (1538-1616).

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

A moisture loving perennial during the growing season, but needs good drainage when dormant.

When to Divide

spring or fall, every 2-3 years

Good Companions

Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Shavalski's Ligularia (Ligularia przewalskii), Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), Monkshood (Aconitum ), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Purple
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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