Starship Scarlet Cardinal Flower
Sizzling Flowers in the First Year!
These blooms are such a striking, saturated deep red that on any other plant they'd be the start and end of the reasons to put it in your garden. But this unusual plant form is magnificent in its own right. Tall stalks are lined with foliage and blooms, exceptional for vertical interest. There are a bunch of unusual uses for this plant too, it loves wet soil so you can use it in water and rain gardens, and because it's unlikely anybody else in the neighborhood will have this plant, it qualifies for an eclectic garden. You can plant it en masse for a strong sweep of color, especially in a sunny woodland garden. Can't get enough of these extraordinary blooms? They make fabulous cut flowers to dress up your interior design. Butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinators also adore them; rabbits and deer do not. Lobelia 'Starship Cardinal'