Lobelia excelsa

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Don't despair yet.

Lobelia tupa has dentate leaves as a seedling and smooth leaf edges as an adult, so L.excelsa may too.

There is a picture of germinated L.tupa here. If you click on the seed tray you get a bigger picture.

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Thanks Chad, you have cheered me up no end. Those seedlings look just like mine.
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AndyC wrote: Thu Oct 26, 2023 9:23 am Thanks Chad, you have cheered me up no end. Those seedlings look just like mine.

Me too ;) :lol:

Seriously, that’s great news Andy. Fingers x’d they’re the real thing.
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The young plants are doing well and don't seem to be very fussy on light, temperature and moisture.

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The leaf veins and toothed margins remind me of other perennial Lobelia but I'm still not certain of the species?

It may not be diagnostic but where the stem and roots join it looks quite 'bulbous'

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Any thoughts?
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It looks like one of the larger Lobelia Andy.

Flowers will be diagnostic!

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Chad wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 1:32 pm
Flowers will be diagnostic!

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Yeah, but I was hoping to know for sure bfore they flower so that I can make my fortune on eBay :)
If I am more certain by the beginning of june then I'll bring some along to Tregrehan for anyone who wants one.
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Chad wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 1:32 pm It looks like one of the larger Lobelia Andy.

Flowers will be diagnostic!

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Nearly there!
Flower buds starting to colour up on the first one I planted out. Fingers crossed.

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This is exciting.
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