LOBELIA tupa

Product 1627 From 2727
Zoom

LOBELIA tupa

Chilean Cardinal Flower, Devil's Tobacco
Select Item No. LA386

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Campanulaceae
Origin: Chile
Special Features: Possible candidate for cut flowers, good as patio plant.
Historical: Genus named in honor of Flemish botanist and physician, Mathias de l'Obel.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: brick red
Natural Flowering Period: August - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z10
Foliage: long and velvety, large and lanceolate
Growth Habit: erect / slender, narrow
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.09524 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
10500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.25 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
Jelitto · Seeds of more than 3700 different species and varieties

 

*: excl. TAX, excl. shipping