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Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria is a hybrid of Americas famous wild lobelia with deeper red bloom. Hummingbirds love them. (Lobelia cardinalis)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 36-48" tall, 12-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 100PER
Common Name Cardinal Flower
Botanical Name Lobelia fulgens
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Burgundy
Foliage Mahogany-red foliage.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Cardinal-flowers kindle their spiral flames, and illuminate the dark nooks among the shrubbery.
...Nathanial Hawthorne, The Old Manse

Anyone who's ever taken a hike in midsummer woods anywhere in the east probably knows this stunning plant. Cardinal flowers bloom with tall spikes of lipstick red flowers in August in wet American woodlands all the way from Canada to Louisiana.

Queen Victoria at about 3 feet is a little shorter than the native, and the color is a little deeper velvety red. You'll love these vivid flowers as much as the hummingbirds. Pick a moist spot in sun or partial shade for yours.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • White Trillium

    White Trillium

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Hosta Earth Angel

    Hosta Earth Angel

Reviews

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American MeadowsCardinal Flower Queen Victoria
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Long bloom time (3)
  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid gardener (4), Casual hobbyist (4)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      1.0

      Died

      By Lily Rose

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

            This had been doing fine for the first few weeks it was in the ground. We had several days over 90 degrees, and it died. I wish it had been shipped earlier, as it's not unusual for this area to be over 90 in April.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Satisfied

            By Paula D

            from Monroe, NY

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

                Can't wait to see how they do next year!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                stong plant

                By dee

                from ga

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

                Beautifull plant .It is very resilient ( my dog broke some of it after planting but the plant didn't seen to be upset about it).Growing and getting bigger.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria

                By Barb the Want to be Gardener

                from Stafford, VA

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Erosion Control
                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

                  Beautiful foliage and deep fire engine red blooms!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  NOT RECOMMENDED IN AREAS WITH DEER

                  By Anne

                  from Raleigh,NC

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                  • Susceptible to Pests

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

                    While it didn't look great when it arrived, I planted it quickly and it seemed to get established very well. Then ... the deer ate it and it never recovered! I had bought it because it was listed as "deer resistant" or "deer tend to avoid", so that was disappointing. I gave it 3 stars because it probably would have done great!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Cardinal Flower

                    By Dan

                    from Bridgeport, CT

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Pros

                    • Long Bloom Time

                    Cons

                    • Susceptible to Pests

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

                      I ordered two cardinal plants. One was placed in a crowded wild flower garden and did exceptionally well. Tall, long lasting blooms that a hummingbird found and loved - more than the hummer feeder that was right next to it! The other was planted in a cut garden bed 12 feet away in the same sunlight and barely survived pest damage (and was treated with dust). It has just now (late August) started to bloom, but is less than 1/4 the height of the strong plant. Mixed feelings.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Hummingbirds love them

                      By AnnB

                      from Rockville, MD

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

                          We moved to USA few years ago. We never saw a hummingbird in nature and my kids were not familiar with North American native plants. So I ordered 3 bulbs of Cardinal flower last year. But they did not make it. This spring I got replacement from American Meadows. This time they were in must better condition. They started to bloom in July. Now they are taller than me (I am about 160cm) and hummingbirds come to us everyday.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love it!

                          By SherriP

                          from Ambler, PA

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden

                            Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

                            I have several of these and they're outstanding! I live in zone 6 and keep these in partial shade near a bird bath so the ground there stays moist. The hummingbirds love them!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Not a good buy

                            By CP888

                            from Reston, VA

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Deied outDid not survive

                              Best Uses

                              • Not usable

                              Comments about American Meadows Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria:

                              Plant were dried out and did not survive.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                              • White Trillium

                                White Trillium

                              • Garden Gloves

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                              • Hosta Earth Angel

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