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Cardinal Flower

Lobelia fulgens 'Queen Victoria'

Deep red, almost mahogany foliage contrasts well with dark spikes of bright red flowers. Butterflies and hummingbirds love it!


Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer

Mature Height:

36-60 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone


Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-70°F keeping soil evenly moist, not overly wet. Allow to dry slightly between watering. Once actively growing, fertilize at 75-100 ppm N with each watering. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.

Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Cardinal Flower adapts well to any garden condition, especially in moist areas beside ponds or at the surface of water features. Not usually long lived but will sometimes self-seed where happy. Clumps may be divided in early spring.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.