Starship Deep Rose Lobelia

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‘Starship Deep Rose’ Cardinal Flower has rose-pink tubular flowers that open along strong flowering stems in mid-summer, attracting hummingbirds and pollinators into autumn. For a garden or meadow that stays fairly moist, ‘Starship Deep Rose’ should be at the top of your list! The margins of a rain garden, water feature, pond, or quietly flowing stream are perfect for this North American native. Low-to mid-growing lanceolate foliage is a deep burnished green and provides a perfect foil to the rose-pink flowers. ‘Starship Deep Rose’ blooms earlier than most Lobelias – a terrific improvement upon a treasured native plant. (Lobelia x speciosa)
Zones 6 - 10
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 20-24" tall , 12-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to early fall
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

(20-24”tall x 12-24” wide) With deep rose colored blooms, strong branching, and a vigorous but well-behaved habit, ‘Starship Deep Rose’ Cardinal Flower, also known as Lobelia, improves on the things we love about our native red Cardinal Flower, and then tops them all with an earlier summer flowering period. Hummingbirds and pollinators adore the brightly colored flowers of this moisture-loving perennial. ‘Starship Deep Rose’ Cardinal Flower is a terrific choice for the edge of a water feature. Plant Cardinal Flowers in a full sun to part-sun location in average-to rich soils that retain moisture. ‘Starship Deep Rose’ Cardinal Flower blooms earlier than most Lobelias, and thus allows the gardener to extend the color season slightly. 

More Information
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Starship Deep Rose Cardinal Flower
Botanical Name
Lobelia speciosa Starship Deep Rose
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
20-24" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Upright stiff bronze-green leafy stalks with finely toothed lance shaped leaves.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Plant near ponds, bogs or well draining wet areas. Deadheading may encourage more blooms.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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