Lobelia – Starship Deep Rose

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A recently bred lobelia which brings to the market earlier flowering, a better branching habit and a better all round display. Intense red flowers are produced in columns up the strong stem for many months. Flowers June-September. Height 50-60cm (20-24″); spread 10-20cm (4-8′).

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Latin NameLobelia x speciosa

Sowing Instructions -Sow indoors in February. Press seed into the soil, do not cover the seed. Germinate at 64°F/18°C for 14-20 days. Needs light to sprout. Transplant 4-6 weeks later, grow plants coot at 50 – 57°F/10-14°C. Use multi-pots or 4 in/10 cm pots in strips for bedding plants. Plants will withstand light frost if they are gradually hardened to cool outdoor temperatures in early May. Plants are heavy feeders – pH 5.5 – 6.0 and prefer well drained soil with plenty of humus. Transplant outdoors in late April or early May through June 10th.

Hints and Tips – A great tall novelty for massed beds.

Approx seeds – 10

 

 

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