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Lobelia tupa
Family:Campanulaceae
Excellent ornamental value (A +)
Height: 2 m.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile). Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
Shrub Red, without information on the number of petals
Medicinal POISONOUS Plant
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These seeds are generally restocked in: February

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One packet contains at least 200 seeds.

This is an excellent option if you have enough space, since it quickly grows to about 2 meters. It features very large, felted grey-green leaves and strange-looking beautiful red flowers which bloom for a long time.
The seeds should be planted in spring, it prefers soil with good drainage, but is rather undemanding and will grow almost in any type of soil, including heavy clay soils. Sow the seeds superficially, and for best results apply some heat or cover up with a plastic.
It has a narcotic alkaloid lobeline. It was used by the Mapuche Indians as a ritual plant, the leaves of which were smoked. It has two medicinal effects, narcotic and analgesic (especially for toothache), but the whole plant is poisonous, so one must be very careful with it.