Lobostemon grandiflorus (Andrews) Levyns

Large-flowered Viper's Bugloss (Bot. Repos.)

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Lobostemon


Clusters of red or pink tubular flowers. Well-drained soil.

From Bot. Repos. (Echium grandiflorum) ... the rich green of its foliage, contrasted to the colour of the blooms, gives to each a singular brilliancy. It is rather a tender greenhouse plant, grows about two feet high, and becomes naked at the lower part of the stem; is with difficulty propagated by cuttings, seldom perfecting its seeds; thrives best in rich earth, and flowers in April and May.


Published in [pub:// Bot. Repos.] 1: 20 in 1797.

Basionym Echium grandiflorum Andrews (Tropicos).

From Bot. Repos. (Echium grandiflorum) The Echium Grandiflorum is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, was sent from thence by Mr. F. Masson to the Royal Gardens at Kew, about the year 1791.


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