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Lobelia tupa
Common Name: Devil's Tobacco Family: Campanulaceae (The Bellflower Family)

Lobelia tupa
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This gorgeous and architectural Chilean native lobelia rises to heights of six feet with creamy greyish green foliage and luscious lipstick red tubular flowers that last for ages and ages. A plant I wouldn't be without in my own garden.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Wooded slopes, in the open and amongst shrubs.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourSilver 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Rosa chinensis "'Mutabilis'"
Cotinus coggygria "'Royal Purple'"

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