3 years to reach maturity
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Devil's Tobacco Overview
Lobelia tupa is an upright, woody-based perennial species that grows to around 2m in height. It has thin leaves which measure around 30cm in length, these are grey-green in colour and covered in hairs. Flowers are red and tubular in shape, they measure approximately 6cm in length and appear in late summer and autumn. Grows best in full sun and well-draining soil, trim back after flowering to encourage a good habit.
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How to propagate Devil's Tobacco
Perennial species by seed or division in the spring. Specific cultivars are propagated by division only.
Shrubs by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
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Other uses of Devil's Tobacco
Grown for their flowers. Some are suitable for wild gardens or by the waterside. Suitable for coastal conditions.