Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship Deep Rose’ is a cultivar of Lobelia speciosa, also known as the “great lobelia” or “showy lobelia”. It is a tall, perennial plant that produces spikes of deep rose-colored flowers. The flowers are large and tubular, and bloom in late summer to early fall. This cultivar is often grown as an ornamental plant in gardens, and is known for its striking deep pink color and its ability to attract pollinators such as butterflies and is pollinated by hummingbirds in its natural environment. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade.
- Common Name(s):Lobelia ‘Starship Deep Rose’
- Hardiness:Half hardy and would benefit from protection through Winter.
- How big will I get? Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship Deep Rose’ can grow to a height of 1m and a spread of 1m.
- Did You Know That:Lobelia × speciosa is a hybrid designation that covers plants developed from L. fulgens, L. cardinalis and L. siphilitica?
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship Deep Rose’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.
Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship Deep Rose’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.
Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship Deep Rose’ should be cut back after it finishes flowering will promote growth the following year by redirecting energy from seed production and foliage maintenance to root growth.
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship Deep Rose’ can have problems with slugs, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as virus’.