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Russian Princess Lobelia

Dramatic bronzy-red foliage

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  • Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Midsummer to fall.
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Russian Princess Lobelia

Description
An altogether beautiful plant, Russian Princess bears bold magenta-pink flowers atop low mounds of rich burgundy foliage all summer long. Makes a dramatic addition to a perennial bed or sunny border. They look amazing when planted en masse, or even in smaller groups of threes or fives. Alternatively, plant this lobelia variety in a decorative container for a textural mixed display that can easily be moved around the landscape. Plus, because lobelia likes to get their feet wet, they do very well in waterside plantings. Blooms are funnel-shaped, making them highly attractive to pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers full to partly sunny spaces. Easy to grow and maintain in average to moist soil with a moderate growth rate. 3" pot. Lobelia speciosa 'Russian Princess'

Perennial •Z4-9 •H36-48"xW12-24" •Midsummer to Fall •Sun-Part Shade

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameLobelia speciosa 'Russian Princess'
  • Sun ExposurePartial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 - 24 inches
  • Spacing12 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateMidsummer to fall.
  • Planting InstructionsBecause of height, sheltered position out of the wind is best.
  • Winter CareBelow -22 degrees F, mulch is recommended.
  • Flower Color:red
  • Flower FormTall strong spikes.
  • Foliage TypeLeaves tinged red, stems usually have a bronze cast.
  • Soil RequirementLoamy soil with ample moisture and nutrients.
  • PruningCut stems to the ground. After flowering.
  • Additional InformationThis hybrid was developed in Ottawa, Canada by Wray Bowden.
  • Unique CharactersticsLeaves and stems have a nice red and bronze coloration. Blooms have a luminous color. It is a tetraploid (double the chromosomes) & thus has large flowers, thick stiffly erect stems, thick leaf blades & developed fibrous roots.
  • ShippedPOTTED
  • Height/Habit36 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateVigorous
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/8/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/8/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/8/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/8/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/8/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/8/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 4th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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