Lobelia Queen Victoria

Lobelia Queen Victoria

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Lobelia Queen Victoria.  A stunning perennial Lobelia with upright tall spires of large scarlet red flowers highlighted against a deep purple red foliage.  They thrive in a damp location, but will grow equally well under average conditions in a rich soil as a specimen or massing in the border, containers or tubs. 2 – 3 feet (60 – 90 cm).  CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

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Lobelia Queen Victoria

Lobelia Queen Victoria.  A stunning perennial Lobelia with upright tall spires of large scarlet red flowers highlighted against a deep purple red foliage.  They thrive in a damp location, but will grow equally well under average conditions in a rich soil as a specimen or massing in the border, containers or tubs. 2 – 3 feet (60 – 90 cm).  CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Cultivation Advice Lobelia Queen Victoria

  • Best sown late winter to early spring for flowering the first year.  Can also be sown later (May-Jul to over-winter and flower following season).
  • Surface sow on soil based seed compost, gently pressing in with warmth provided (20 C).  Do not exclude light.
  • A propagator with a cover or sealed in a plastic bag to maintain moisture until germinated is best.
  • Germination in 10-14 days at 20 c.
  • Prick out seedlings when large enough to handle.
  • Acclimatise gradually to outdoor conditions over a week once all danger of frost has passed.
  • Plant out 30 cm apart in rich mist soil, preferably in partial shade.

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