Lobelia speciosa Starship Scarlet Bronze Leaf



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Status: In Stock
Mature Height: 22 to 28 inches
Mature Spread: 16 to 22 inches
Proper Name: Lobelia speciosa STARSHIP™ Scarlet Bronze Leaf

Tags: Bloom Fall, Bloom Spring, Bloom Summer, Deer Resistant, Dry Conditions, Feeds Pollinators, Flower (Red), Full Sun, Native, Ornamental Leaves, Part Shade, Part Sun, Wet Conditions

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Description

We think the native cardinal flower is underutilized in a lot of North American gardens so we can't give you a chance to get a beautiful cultivar of it here. Bronze/Green foliage makes this plant a great transition for other more colorful plants in the spring. By early summer into fall Lobelia will begin to pop, lighting up your garden with spikes of unique cardinal red flowers.

This is the perfect plant for damp to wet locations and a great addition to the rain garden. We selected L. speciosa because it is more tolerant to a variety of soil conditions and can grow anywhere from wet to drier soils where moisture is maintained. Best grown in partial shade where soils are drier, it can be planted in full sun as long it stays consistently moist. We recommend deadheading spent blooms to increase the volume and length of flowering. Leaving foliage through the winter will protect the root zone, mulching is also recommended to shield the roots from freeze and maintain moisture.

Photo Credit: Walter Gardens

Bloom Color:Pink/Magenta
Bloom Period:Blooms the entire growing season
Genus & Species:Lobelia speciosa STARSHIP™ Scarlet Bronze Leaf
Mature Height:22 to 28 inches
Mature Spread:16 to 22 inches
Plant Spacing:12-18 inches
Planting Depth:At crown level (base of the plant)
Planting Time:Spring to Fall
Soil Type:All soil types, but requires consistent moisture; tolerates wet soil
Sun Exposure:Full to part shade
Zone:6 to 10

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Caring for Lobelia speciosa Starship Scarlet Bronze Leaf

This is the perfect plant for damp to wet locations and a great addition to the rain garden. We selected L. speciosa because it is more tolerant to a variety of soil conditions and can grow anywhere from wet to drier soils where moisture is maintained. Best grown in partial shade where soils are drier, it can be planted in full sun as long it stays consistently moist. We recommend deadheading spent blooms to increase the volume and length of flowering. Leaving foliage through the winter will protect the root zone, mulching is also recommended to shield the roots from freeze and maintain moisture.

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