Plant Type: Perennials
The most popular cardinal flower available! 'Queen Victoria' differs from the species in its vigor, tremendous flower output, and leaf color. Brilliant red flower spikes stand tall above the reddish-bronze foliage from late summer through fall. Lobelia is an excellent border plant for moist locations and is a hummingbird magnet. It also attracts butterflies and swallowtails.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
The perfect plant for damp locations such as near ponds or low-lying areas, Lobelia will easily adapt to 'wet feet' but can also tolerate well-drained soils. If enough moisture is available, it will thrive in the sun. In drier soils, it should be planted in part shade. Deadheading spent blooms will improve the overall appearance of the plant and may promote reblooming. It's a good idea to cut this plant back in the spring instead of the fall, since the foliage will help protect the root zone in the winter. Mulch is also recommended.
Flower ColorBrilliant red
Plant Spread18-24 in.
Astilbe-Japanese (Astilbe ), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Grass-Ornamental (Acorus gramineus), Hosta (Hosta ), Montbretia (Crocosmia ), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus )
Plant Height3-5 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage and consistent water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Bog plant, Mass plant, Border, Cut flower or foliage
Critter ResistanceDeer and rabbit resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade