Lobelia deckenii

Lobelia deckenii


Only sample packets available (one packet consists of at least 25 seeds)

This spectacular species is a Giant Lobelia found only in the high mountains of East Africa, between 3800 and 4300 meters. The beauty of Lobelia deckenii is its incredible ability to adapt to both a vicious climate and the hyrax (a small furry ravenous herbivore). L. deckenii forms anywhere between one and eighteen rosettes, and each rosette produces a single columnar inflorescence with hundreds of flowers. With its specially designed rosettes, it holds reservoirs of water that freeze nightly for protection thus giving rise to its nickname, the “gin and tonic lobelia.”

Tested germination rate is 89%

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