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Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet'

Starship™ Scarlet Lobelia

Lobelia

Comments

This variety has stunning large spikes of bright scarlet flowers and foliage that will have streaks of burgundy when mature; looks wonderful in mass plantings along borders

Description

This variety has stunning large spikes of bright scarlet flowers and foliage that will have streaks of burgundy when mature; looks wonderful in mass plantings along borders

Landscape Attributes

Starship™ Scarlet Lobelia is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Starship™ Scarlet Lobelia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting;Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Starship™ Scarlet Lobelia will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

24 inches

12 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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