Lobelia Starship Burgundy
Attractive deep red flowers are set off wonderfully by the luscious dark foliage, and attract butterflies to your garden in summer. Foliage will die down in autumn and it is hardy.
Month Available: August
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Red
Suitable For Wildlife: Butterflies
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Summer
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Foliage
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Summer flowering
Height / Spread: 60cm x 40cm (24in x 16in)
These are great as marginal plants, they look excellent planted around ponds in groups of 3 or 5.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Leaf blotch
Plant Care: Allow to die down in autumn, then cover with 5cm (2in) of compost to protect the crown.
Care and Time: Low - autumn
Warning: Harmful if eaten.
Benefits: Good late summer plant, attractive and contrasting foliage and flowers. Sturdy and low maintenance.
History: The Starship Lobelia Series was bred by Kieft Seeds for their uniform, well-controlled habit with great branching and blooming early.