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Lobelia speciosa Fan Scarlet
Lobelia speciosa Fan Scarlet
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Lobelia speciosa Fan Scarlet

Fan Lobelia

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.328.280

(='Fan Scharlach') The perennial Lobelias have upright spikes of large flowers, not at all like the more familiar trailing types grown in hanging baskets. They are terrific plants for the boggy garden, adapting well to ‘wet feet', but growing equally well under average conditions. This selection has a compact, bushy habit, bearing soft scarlet-red flowers through late summer and fall, over a clump of bronzy leaves. Excellent for using as a specimen or massing in the border, containers or tubs. Nice for cutting. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

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Lobelia speciosa Fan Scarlet

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate