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botanical name:
Lobelia tupa
Lobelia tupa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Giant lobelia
family:  Campanulaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: purple
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Large, robust, clump forming perennial with red-purple stems and soft, downy, sage grey-green leaves up to 30cm long. Racemes of narrowly tubular, 2-lipped, smouldering red flowers with red-purple calyces, in mid or late summer.

cultivation:
Sheltered spot in full sun or part shade with moist, free draining soil.

other notes:
Harmful if eaten.

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