Lobelia tupa (Devil's Tobacco)

“Magnificent plant….. anything less like the conventional bedding lobelia could not be imagined”. G.S.Thomas. Big and herby, red flowers. Flowers to 6ft. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

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Hardiness level Amber

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From the Peruvian Andes. An evergreen exotic herbaceous perennial in mild climates but even in a cold garden, will always come back the following spring after being frosted. Its leaves are rather large (to 8" long) and quite glaucous (bluey-green) and the flower spikes are various shades of red and can grow to 6ft or more in mid-summer.

To really justify itself, it needs vegetable garden conditions - deep rich soil with plenty of moisture. It's worth putting the effort in as it can be disappointing on poor thin soil.

Propagated by us from seed.

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