what's flowering this week Lobelia Tupa

Mark BROWN brown.mark@wanadoo.fr
Sat, 06 Aug 2011 00:59:27 PDT
I know that Lobelia laxiflora has two forms.One form that runs and one that stays put in a clump.
Maybe this is the same for this species?

> Message du 06/08/11 02:58
> De : "Jane McGary" 
> A : "Pacific Bulb Society" 
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> Objet : Re: [pbs] what's flowering this week
> Kathleen wrote,
> >Can anyone tell me about Lobelia tupa? Mine had one stalk for 2-3 
> >years, flowering late each summer. This year there are 5 plants, all 
> >about 3-5 ft from the original. I'm trying to decide if these are 
> >seedlings or shoots from underground runners.
> My Chilean native plants for the garden book mentions propagating 
> this species only from seed, not from root cuttings. In nature one 
> sees this species as a single clumping plant or as a colony, but I 
> don't know if the colonies are formed by seed or stolons. Seedlings 
> should be noticeably smaller than the parent plant, which when mature 
> can have a stalk up to 2 meters tall or even more. However, when I 
> grew it in the Pacific Northwest, it never got that tall.
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
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