Lobelia gibberoa

Lobelia gibberoa


One packet contains 20 seeds.

Lobelia gibberoa is the first of the Giant Lobelias one encounters while climbing the Mountains of the Moon in Uganda. At altitudes of 2,400 to 3,000 meters, it is embedded around the wild montane forest of foothills and valleys, often shrouded in mist, and in the more elevated bamboo zone, amid their dense thickets. L. gibberoa’s thick leaf-scarred stems rise up to 5 meters and support rosettes of large light-green leaves as long as 80 cm. Atop this crown grows a terminal inflorescence—a flowering spike—adding as much as three meters to the plant’s height, which at the end of its life blooms with small greenish white to blue flowers. The Bakonzo people living around the mountains sometimes use the plant in rituals to aid fertility.

USDA Zone range is 9a to 10b

Minimum tested germination rate is 60%

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