Lobelia tupa Devil’s Tobacco – Spectacular autumn display with this giant Lobelia from Chile. Up to 2.4 meter high thick stems arise from large rosettes of leathery felted leaves. The tropical looking orchid like flowers are borne along the stems and are the deepest carmine red. Enjoys full sun to part shade in humus rich well drained soil. Thrives in dryer soils. Wonderful for the back of the border. 2.4m x 1m.
Lobelia tupa Devil’s Tobacco Seed can be sown at any time into a good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover the seed with quality compost or fine river sand to approximately their own depth. Natural germination will occur if kept in an unheated poly house or covered seed raising tray. Many seeds wait for Spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown so please give them a full season of growth before discarding. Germination can be quicker if kept at 15-20 Degrees C. Keep moist, but not saturated at all times.