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Starship Blue Cardinal Flower Lobelia speciosa

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2'8" 20"
Height
2'4" - 2'8"
Spread
18" - 20"
  • Details

    Features

    Deep, violet-blue flowers are produced on incredibly upright flower spikes.

    Bog Plant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    28 - 32 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 20 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 20 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue Shades
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green/Purple Shades
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Perfect for damp or wet locations. Requires good moisture in full sun. In dry soil, site in part shade.

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