May 11, 2021  Week: 19

Lobelia Starship™ Scarlet Bronze Leaf

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Scientific Name : Lobelia x speciosa

Hardiness Zone : 6a - 10b

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

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Seed supplied as: Pelleted.
Plug crop time (288 tray): Scarlet, 7 to 9 weeks; all others, 8 to 10 weeks
Transplant to finish: 14 to 18 weeks

  • Earlier flowering; improved branching; low stretch; uniform, controlled habit; and huge flower power assure a better-quality finished plant than the competition.
  • Pretty Summer plant for beds and borders – prefers higher temperatures, humidity and moisture.
  • Good germination and plug yield.
  • Versatile series works well from 5-in./13-cm pots to higher-value 1 and 2-gallon containers.
  • Performs well in both annual and perennial combos.
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

The most bronze-leaved variety in the series grows to 24 to 26 in./61 to 66 cm in height, about 4 to 6 in./13 to 15 cm taller than Scarlet, and is one week later to flower. Replaces Vulcan Red, which was 3 weeks later to flower than the series. Features an in-demand combination of deep bronze leaves with intense scarlet flower power.


Other Starship™ Varieties
Lobelia Starship™ Rose Lobelia Starship™ Blue Lobelia Starship™ Burgundy Lobelia Starship™ Scarlet