Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

cardinal flower

Eventual height & spread

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

cardinal flower

  • 3 × 9cm pots
  • £18.00 £23.97
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  • 9cm pot
  • £7.99
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  • 2 litre pot
  • £18.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)


Stunning spikes of scarlet, five-petalled flowers rise up in late summer among beautiful, beetroot-coloured foliage. This gorgeous cardinal flower brings a splash of vibrant colour to the garden just as many perennials are fading. It is excellent for filling gaps left by early-flowering perennials in a mixed or herbaceous border and suits a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours.


  • Garden care:
    Once established, divide large clumps of plants every second year in spring. Protect the crown of the plant during winter with a thick, dry mulch, such as straw. This moisture-loving plant can also be grown at the edges of a pond, and will tolerate water levels up to 7cm (3") but best purchased in aquatic pots (or potted up with aquatic soil). Please see our aquatic pot range here.
    • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten; skin irritant

    Goes well with