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Lobelia queen victoria 1.5ltr

Lobelia queen victoria 1.5ltr

Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’ is a striking perennial known for its vibrant red foliage and vivid scarlet flowers, making it a standout in UK gardens. It typically grows to a height of 30-45 cm, forming upright mounds of bronze-purple leaves that provide a dramatic backdrop to its colorful blooms.

Best planted in partial shade to full sun, ‘Queen Victoria’ thrives in moist, well-drained soil. It blooms profusely from early summer to early autumn, producing spikes adorned with tubular scarlet-red flowers. These vibrant blooms are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators, providing them with a rich source of nectar.

Maintenance for ‘Queen Victoria’ is straightforward. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to prolong blooming and maintain a tidy appearance. Cut back stems after flowering to encourage new growth. Feed with a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy foliage and prolific flowering throughout the season.

The nectar-rich flowers of ‘Queen Victoria’ make it a valuable addition to wildlife-friendly gardens, supporting pollinator populations and promoting biodiversity. By planting ‘Queen Victoria’, you not only enhance your garden with its bold foliage and vibrant blooms but also contribute to the conservation of bees and other beneficial insects, ensuring a thriving ecosystem in your outdoor space. Its stunning color and attraction to pollinators make it an excellent choice for adding visual interest to borders, containers, or mixed perennial beds in the UK.



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