LOBELIA fulgens 'Queen Victoria'

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LOBELIA fulgens 'Queen Victoria'

Bronze Leaf Cardinal Flower
(cardinalis)
Select Item No. LA374

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (Pelleted seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Campanulaceae
Origin: Texas (USA) and Mexico
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Striking, large scarlet flowers and bronze colored foliage. An improvement over the old 'Queen Victoria'. A good cut flower candidate. Outstanding foliage plant. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1986.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z9
Foliage: long (15 cm / 6''), linear or lanceolate
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.76923 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 12 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 128
Sowing Direction:

(4) These are very tiny seeds which should be mixed with finest sand or talcum for an even sowing. Do not cover with compost, only press them in gently. Irrigate from the bottom or with a hand-sprayer, so that the seeds will not be washed away.

(20) To obtain best germination results, seeds need temperatures of +22°C [72°F] or more. Moderate, but constant humidity is very important. Gunnera, however, prefers very moist (not wet) and warm (+24 to +30°C) [75 to 86°F] conditions.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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