Lobelia plants are available in several varieties that range from annual to perennial plants. Deep violet blue flowers are produced on incredibly upright flower spikes. Starship Scarlet Lobelia flowers Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder Starship™ Scarlet Lobelia - New For 2020! Propagating Hardy Lobelia. Pruning Lobelia. L. cardinalis, has red flowers. General Information: Summer-flowering perennial attracts hummingbirds.Showy, mid-height plants covered with masses of flowers are ideal for containers for the center of the border. Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet' ... be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation. Starship Scarlet Lobelia will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Pests and Diseases. Remove faded flower spikes in the autumn. Sturdy, bushy plants are low maintenance. Can be affected by crown rot and a virus. This series of Cardinal Flower from Kieft Seeds is an improvement from older cultivars, with first year flowering plants, earlier flowering, better branching, and better quality finished plants. Lobelia cardinalis was first reported by explorers in Canada, who sent the plant back to France in the mid-1620s. Susceptible to attack by slugs and snails. Both ‘Starship Deep Rose’ and ‘Starship Scarlet’ are sought after varieties as best in their class. Lobelia erinus is the annual variety of the plant and comes in many species. Starship Scarlet Lobelia is a fine choice for the garden, but it … Blooming Season : Autumn, Late Summer, Summer Plant Habit : Columnar, Upright Spacing : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm) Height : 20 - 24" (51 - 61cm) Width : 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm) Exposure : Sun Grower Information : Seed supplied as: Pelleted. This variety does not take on bronze leaf color in fall. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the … STARSHIP SCARLET was introduced by Kieft Seeds at its 2014 Spring Trials. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. These are hardy to 5 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 to -10 C.). The Lobelia x speciosa varieties are perennials. It has numerous stems of bright scarlet red flowers and bronze green foliage. Common Name: Cardinal Flower, Hybrid Lobelia. STARSHIP SCARLET is a sturdy, bushy plant growing 1.5 to 2 ft. tall and 0.5 to 1 ft. wide that will flower in its first year. From PanAmerican Seed. We have observed better rebloom on STARSHIP™ Blue than other Lobelia in our trials. Starship™ Scarlet Lobelia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Propagate by division in spring. 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