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Lobelia cardinalis | Cardinal Flower

Brightest scarlet late summer colour

Lobelia cardinalis

    • This bright, late flowering Lobelia throws out spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers 5cm in length, rising from glossy green foliage
    • Attracts dragonflies and pollinating insects
    • A reliable and prolifically flowering perennial which provides late colour to take you right into Autumn
    • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
    • Perfect for adding height and colour to your pondside or well-watered borders

Lobelia cardinalis | Cardinal Flower

Brightest scarlet late summer colour
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Lobelia cardinalis

    • This bright, late flowering Lobelia throws out spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers 5cm in length, rising from glossy green foliage
    • Attracts dragonflies and pollinating insects
    • A reliable and prolifically flowering perennial which provides late colour to take you right into Autumn
    • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
    • Perfect for adding height and colour to your pondside or well-watered borders

what to expect

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L pot

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

90cm

Eventual spread:

30cm
Spreads to approx 30cm

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Red
Spikes of bright scarlet flowers

Habit:

Clump forming
Upright flower stems rise from clumps of foliage

Hardiness:

Somewhat hardy
H3 - hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30cm
Position at least 30cm apart to allow for spreading

how to grow

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Generally free of pests and diseases

Keep well watered

Needs a permanently wet soil - do not allow soil to dry out.MORE

Full sun to partial shade

Position where the plants will receive at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.MORE

Rich medium to wet soil

Any permanently moist or waterlogged soil. Tolerates poor drainage. MORE

Feeding not required

No need to feed - this plant gets all the nutrients it needs from the soil.MORE

Prune regularly

Deadhead to encourage repeat blooming and prevent any unwanted self seeding (if you do want it to self seed

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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