Lobelia Queen Victoria
The spikes of vivid scarlet flowers rise above complementary purple red foliage, throughout the summer and attract butterflies to your garden.
Month Available: August
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Red
Suitable For Wildlife: Butterflies
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Summer and autumn flowering.
Height / Spread: 90cm x 30cm (36in x 12in)
This is a wonderful eye catching plant for the border, and even better as you can split it every two to three years, to plant elsewhere or give away to friends and family.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Leaf blotch
Plant Care: Allow to die down in autumn, then cover with 5cm (2in) of compost to protect the crown.
Care and Time: Low - autumn
Warning: Toxic if eaten. Skin and eye irritant.
Benefits: Striking foliage and flowers, excellent for waterside planting.
History: One of the best known varieties of perennial Lobelia, which can be annuals as well as perennials.
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