Starship Deep Rose Lobelia

Lobelia speciosa 'Starship Deep Rose'

Spires of fan-shaped, deep rose flowers appear over skirts of shiny green foliage midsummer through early fall. An excellent fast-growing, compact choice for containers or gardens with moist soil. Adored by hummingbirds and butterflies. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationlow-BEE-lee-uh spee-see-OH-suh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 20 to 24 in. tall, 6 to 8 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid Summer through Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsSolomon's Seal (Polygonatum); Phlox (Phlox); Speedwell (Veronica); Lupine (Lupinus); Viola (Viola)

Easily grown in rich organic soils. Tolerates wet spots. Protect from the harsh afternoon sun. Mulch to conserve moisture and protect the roots. Cut back at end of bloom season. Prune old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Fertilize when new growth appears in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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