Starship Scarlet Lobelia Seeds

Starship Scarlet Lobelia Seeds

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Doesn't Mind a Bit of Shade or Wind
SKU 51429
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Key Characteristics
Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

20 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Bloom Size

0 IN

Habit

Compact

Description / Starship Scarlet Lobelia Seeds

The combination of big, wide-open, butterfly-shaped scarlet blooms and near-black stems is electrifying on this compact, free-flowering Lobelia! More tolerant of wind and shade than others, it is a joy for the perennial border and the vase, with a long, late season of bloom.

Starship Scarlet earns its name with the eye-catching shade of red borne on its blooms, but its merits go far beyond beauty. It is a hummingbird magnet, and because it flowers from midsummer into mid-fall in most climates, you get a longer season of winged visitors! Also, it is simply more floriferous than most others, with a columnar habit that packs a lot of color into very little garden space. Although Starship Scarlet is 20 to 24 inches high in bloom, it's seldom more than 8 inches wide. Very effective in small gardens and tight spaces!

This Lobelia is a hybrid of several species, with the best characteristics of each. It thrives in moist soil, but does not mind dry conditions, especially after it's had a season or two to establish in the garden. (Wet soil it will not tolerate.) A good choice for containers, its straight up-and-down habit complements all the mounding and trailing varieties out there today.

And Starship Scarlet is easy to grow from our pelleted seed. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out, and do not plant out until nighttime temperatures are reliably 60 degrees F or warmer. This Lobelia starts later than many, but finishes long past others, too! Enjoy its beauty for years in your sunny to lightly shaded garden and containers.

Product Details

Genus Lobelia
Species x speciosa
Variety 'Starship Scarlet'
Product Classification Perennials, Seeds
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Bloom Color Red
Foliage Color Black, Burgundy
Habit Compact
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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