Lobelia tupa

Scientific name: Lobelia tupa


Common names: “Devil’s tobacco”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial


Zone: 8-9

Light: Full sun best

Exposure: Exposed, takes seaside and strong winds

Soil: Fertile

Moisture: Well drained – drought


Plant Size: H 5-12′ W 3′

Leaf and Stem shape: Tall woody upright stems bearing narrow, hairy, grey-green leaves

Flower: terminal racemes of tubular, bright red flowers in late summer and autumn

Maintenance: Low, cut down to first leaf after bloom, mulch

Landscape use: Flower borders, wall-side, coastal cottage

Propagate: By seed and division

Pests & Disease: Slugs

*Deer resistant? ♥Attracts hummingbirds

Comments: All parts poisonous, native to Chile


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