Lobelia x speciosa 'Starship™ Scarlet' with red flowers and dark foliage.

Lobelia x speciosa 'Starship™ Scarlet' (Cardinal Flower)

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'Starship™ Scarlet' is a hybrid lobelia cultivar from the Starship line of hybrids by Kieft Seeds, which all produce stellar finished plants with a variety of attractive features. In this case, 'Starship™ Scarlet' was chosen for its striking red flowers and red tinged dark green foliage.

Growing to 18-24", this lobelia also offers a higher density of stems over a smaller spread, resulting in a large number of mounded, bright red blooms from mid summer to early fall. 'Starship™ Scarlet' is best grown in rich, medium moisture soils, and can tolerate full sun in northern climates, but does better with part sun in hotter summers. Thriving in boggy areas or rain gardens, this lobelia hybrid is also tolerant of seasonal flooding as well as deer.

(Photo courtesy of Proven Winners)

Native to U.S.
Mature Plant Height: Short: 12-29"
Deciduous
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance and Clay
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Flower Color: Red
Foliage color: Green and Purple
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, and Attracts Pollinators
Tolerances: Wet Soil Tolerant, Flood Tolerant, Clay Soil Tolerant, Deer Tolerant, and Rabbit Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Meadow, Small Space, and Woodland Garden

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