Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower Scarlet lobelia

Description

Best planted near the water edge to reflect the glorious colour of the brilliant red flowers against the green foliage.

Repotting or planting

9cm marginal plants require potting into a larger mesh basket. Place in a pond no deeper than 1/3 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 1ltr marginal plants do not require repotting, place in the pond no deeper than 1/2 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 3ltr and 5ltr plants do not require repotting, as they are larger more established plants they can be placed up to the maximum recommended depth. There is no need to remove the mesh basket.

Care instructions

Little maintenance is required. Trim to tidy but leave foliage to die back naturally to encourage winter bud formation.

Colour

Red

Growth rate

Slow

Flowers

Aug, Sept

Sun/shade

Full sun to Part shade

Season

Summer, Autumn

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min -Max

80-100

Depth Min-Max

0-15

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