Lobelia Queen Victoria has 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.
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Enjoys full sun or partial shade
- Deep, fertile, moist soil
- Average rate of growth
- Flowers from August to October
- Fully hardy