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Devils tobacco in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lobelia tupa

 

Devil's tobacco

Lobelia tupa is an evergreen perennial plant growing to 3m tall. The foliage is grey-green, with elliptical leaves. The flowers are red, tubular and 2-lipped and are produced in a sympodium pattern. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil. It is in flower from late summer.

 
plant Features
  • Devils tobacco likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Devils tobacco likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Devils tobacco is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Devils tobacco likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Devil's tobacco

Latin name

Lobelia tupa

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Campanulaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Devils tobacco likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Devils tobacco is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Devils tobacco likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Devils tobacco likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Devils tobacco is 1.60meters x 3.00meters 1.60 M 3.00 M

Lobelia tupa

Lobelia tupa is an evergreen perennial plant growing to 3m tall. The foliage is grey-green, with elliptical leaves. The flowers are red, tubular and 2-lipped and are produced in a sympodium pattern. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil. It is in flower from late summer.


Flowering Season

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

The flowers are red, tubular and 2-lipped and are produced in a sympodium pattern. It is in flower from late summer to mid autumn.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Dig well rotted compost or manure into the soil before planting out in a moist site.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seed under glass, when big enough to handle either pot on or plant out into flowering position when the soil has warmed up.

 
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