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05/09/2013 at 16:04

I thought my lobelias were all the same variety until they started flowering, I have found the labels, one is 'cardinalis Queen Victoria' the other is 'Russian Princess'. Brut can anyone tell me which is which? Thank you.


05/09/2013 at 16:12

Queen Victoria is the one with red flowers and dark foliage

05/09/2013 at 16:13

Queen Victoria is the bright red one

05/09/2013 at 16:17

Thank you both.

05/09/2013 at 16:32

BTW slugs and snails love to eat them!

05/09/2013 at 16:47

The slugs n snails seem to have kept away, but any idea what this damage is to one of the Q.Vics?


05/09/2013 at 16:50

Scorch perhaps, i.e. water on the leaves in hot sun

05/09/2013 at 17:09

......and queen Victoria needs more moisture.  I grow it in my pool, for example.

05/09/2013 at 17:24

I try not to water in hot sun but guess I must be guilty as charged, Fleurisa.

Yep Verdun, it could be doing much better than it is and again I could be doing better as well... but can also live with it doing ok rather than fab... I do like it where it is but will consider moving it next year to somewhere damper or watering more where it is.  OOO I could build a pool around it, solve all issues in one fell swoop.

05/09/2013 at 17:26

Yes,but doing fab is sooooooo much better than just ok!!!

05/09/2013 at 17:31

Agreed, 'working towards' fab. Off to water now, lots of watering!

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