This hybrid lobelia dazzles with bright pinkish-red flower spikes, reddish leaves and bronze stems. Blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Hardy plants are rarely bothered by insects or diseases.
Light: Full sun
Bloom Time: Midsummer to fall
Zones: 4 to 9
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Russian Princess Lobelia Product Details
Lobelia x speciosa 'Russian Princess'
3 - 4'
1 - 2'
1 - 2'
4 - 9
Leaves tinged red, stems usually have a bronze cast.
Tall strong spikes.
Midsummer to fall.
Because of height, sheltered position out of the wind is best.
Loamy soil with ample moisture and nutrients.
Leaves and stems have a nice red and bronze coloration. Blooms have a luminous color. It is a tetraploid (double the chromosomes) & thus has large flowers, thick stiffly erect stems, thick leaf blades & developed fibrous roots.
Cut stems to the ground.
This hybrid was developed in Ottawa, Canada by Wray Bowden.