Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet'
For reference only. Not currently for sale.
Light: Full to Part Sun
Great native for wet areas!
Tall, graceful spires of scarlet red blooms will dazzle you. The bronzing on the green leaves perfectly complements the cardinal-red color of the blossoms. Hummingbirds and butterflies will be attracted to your garden by the tubular flowers that appear in its first year. Lobelia speciosa has a long, summer bloom period. It grows to a height of 22-28 inches, thriving in wet locations. Use this plant in the role of ‘filler’ in combination pots or mass them in the border where they add late summer height and color. Use them in difficult wet locations, and in rain gardens. They make beautiful cut flowers – cut them when the flowers are open. (Source: plant addicts.com)