Lobelia x speciosa 'Compliment Deep Red'
Compliment Deep Red Cardinal Flower
Item #: 1578
Zones: 6a to 9b, possibly colder
Height: 36" tall
Origin: United States Hybrid
This stunning hybrid tetraploid seed strain (Lobelia cardinalis x Lobelia siphilitica x Lobelia fulgens) was developed by Canadian botanist Dr. Wray Bowden and introduced by Germany's Benary Seed Company. Lobelia 'Compliment Deep Red' has large, velvety, wine-red (RHS 61A) flowers with a satiny finish that are absolutely scrumptious on a multitude of 3' tall, non-branching vertical stalks...a hummingbird delight. From late summer, Lobelia 'Compliment Deep Red' is adorned with an incredible floral display that lasts into early fall...a sock-knocker-offer! Do not cover the winter rosettes with mulch, unless you're trying to murder your lobelia.
Flower Color: Red
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants
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