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Lobelia tupa seeds - RP Seeds

Lobelia tupa seeds


A splendid plant from Chile which grows up to 8 feet tall! Has pale green, felted leaves and flowers in the autumn producing beautiful long spires of dancing scarlet flowers. Likes moist conditions and is hardy in mild winter areas but is best grown against a sunny, sheltered wall.

Hardy Perennial (to -5C - protect in cold areas and during harsh winters.)
Flowers: Autumn
Height: 180-240cm
Position: Sun

Packet of 50 seeds



Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year except early-mid summer on the surface of a moist, free-draining seed compost (eg. John Innes), do not cover the seed and seal in a polythene bag. Place in the fridge for 6 weeks, then propagate at 20 to 25C and germination should take place in 14-30 days.

Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on in slightly cooler conditions and when they are large enough to handle, pot on into 7.5cm pots. Overwinter if necessary in a frost-free place. When large enough, and after all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting out 30cm apart in moist, well-drained soil in a lightly shaded position.

Caution: Harmful if eaten.

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