Devil's Tobacco (Lobelia tupa)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 - 8 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Gray-green, broad strappy leaves
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Brick-red flowers with purple-red stems.
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: This plant can be toxic, do not ingest any part of the plant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2013 Great Plant Picks award winner

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Date: JulyThis is just one plant
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Location: UC Berkeley Botanical GardensDate: 2007-08-06
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Wild growing Lobelia excelsa
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Location: My Garden Crescent City, CaliforniaDate: 2016-07-05First unfolding / extension of the bud...I can hardly wait!  I su
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Location: My Garden Crescent City, CaliforniaDate: 2016-07-07It's  getting there.......
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Date: July
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: Crescent City, CaliforniaDate: 2014-10-17A small 'clump' of seedlings.
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Location: My Garden Crescent City, CaliforniaDate: 2016-06-21
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Location: My Garden Crescent City, CaliforniaDate: 2016-06-24First blooms at about 2 years from seed...
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Date: 2011-01-20Photo courtesy of: Dick Culbert
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Comments:
Posted by longk (Oxford UK - Zone 8a) on Mar 7, 2017 2:56 PM

One of my all time favourite hardy perennials. It must have free draining soil here in the UK and grows best if it is on the drier side whenever possible.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by longk Mar 7, 2017 2:57 PM 0
Blooming in August...... by wcgypsy Aug 10, 2019 2:41 PM 4
What's Blooming in June..... by wcgypsy Jun 29, 2019 12:50 PM 44
Anyone grow plectranthus ecklonii in our area? by In2art Dec 2, 2019 7:03 PM 13
Blooming in September...... by wcgypsy Oct 29, 2018 10:39 PM 13
Blooming in August.... by wcgypsy Sep 4, 2018 10:57 AM 23
Blooming in July by Strever Jul 31, 2018 6:32 PM 39
Blooming in July... by wcgypsy Jul 30, 2017 10:31 AM 28
Have Seeds of Lobelia tupa..... by wcgypsy Oct 13, 2016 4:00 PM 0
Blooming in July.... by wcgypsy Aug 3, 2016 2:16 PM 45
Blooming in June....... by wcgypsy Jul 1, 2016 7:09 AM 124

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