Name: Lobelia Queen Victoria
A perennial plant that is a stunning showpiece in the garden. Dark burgundy foliage stands erect reaching approximately 80cm in height.
Enjoys moist and damp conditions - is ideal next to ponds and waterways. Can handle shade but more sun means darker leaves. Too much shade and the leaves develop a green tinge.
Flowers during summer - tall spikes of gorgeous bright scarlet flowers. Can be a favourite of butterflies.
Stems can be damaged by excessive wind so group plantings and supports can be helpful.
Cut the flowering stems down after flowering is finished and new growth with emerge from the base for next seasons flowering.
I'm Kimberley, and I live in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I am very passionate about growing strong healthy plants that enrich us and our environment. Welcome to my place - feel free to look around!