Light up your late summer displays with the bright blooms of this spectacular Lobelia × speciosa 'Queen Victoria'.
Perfect for adding height to your beds, borders and containers, this gorgeous perennial will produce bright scarlet red, two lipped flowers from late summer and lasting through to the autumn. This Lobelia will stand tall in your displays, growing to a height of almost 90cm, the unique purple stems will provide you with interest standing in the spring.
'Queen Victoria' is a versatile perennial that will make a perfect addition to your informal cottage garden, it is also a magnet for pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
This Lobelia is hardy to -5 in the winter so will need some protection from strong and cold winds in the winter. Position 'Queen Victoria' in either full sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soils where it will thrive and provide you with a spectacular floral display. Cut back your faded blooms to encourage a longer flowering season.
Supplied as 2 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to pot on or plant out. Growing to a height and spread of 60cm (24in) x 45cm (18in).
What Is Supplied
Item 561114 supplied as:
Supplied as 2 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting
Deadhead faded blooms to prolong flowering
- Water your potted plant well before planting.
- Dig a hole a little deeper and three times wider than the nursery pot.
- Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole.
- Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
- Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
- Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
- Firm in the spoil with you heel, avoiding the root ball.
- Keep well-watered but avoid letting the plant sit in cold, wet soil in winter.
- Cut back to the base in late autumn.
- Divide plants every 2-3 years to maintain vigour.