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Queen Victoria Cardinal Flower

Indulge in the regal beauty of Cardinal Flower 'Queen Victoria' (Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'), a captivating native cultivar that reigns supreme with its stunning red flower spikes towering above maroon foliage from mid-summer to early fall. Thriving in moist locations, this exquisite plant adds a touch of royalty to any garden landscape, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds with its vibrant blooms and offering endless possibilities for cutting, specimen planting, and mass plantings.

Ecological Benefits:

  • Cardinal Flower 'Queen Victoria' is a haven for butterflies, providing abundant nectar and serving as a vital food source for these enchanting insects, enhancing the beauty and biodiversity of your garden landscape.
  • With its stunning red flower spikes, 'Queen Victoria' also attracts hummingbirds, adding a touch of energy and excitement to the garden as these aerial acrobats zip around, sipping nectar and pollinating as they go.
  • As a native cultivar, Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' contributes to the preservation of local ecosystems and supports native pollinators, promoting the conservation of native plant species and fostering a resilient and sustainable garden landscape.
  • Plant 'Queen Victoria' alongside other butterfly-friendly plants to create a haven for butterflies, attracting these graceful insects and providing them with a sustainable source of nectar and food.

Growing Details: 
Flourishes in zones 7 to 9 
Height: ~36inches 
Width: ~18inches
Lighting: Sun, part shade