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Lupinus - Russell Hybrids (Lupin)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Lupinus Description

Lupins are much loved for their ability to producing massed spires of blossom throughout the summer. Lupin is well suited to informal cottage garden style planting. This pink variety is suitable for planting mid border, growing to 1metre tall by 75cm.


Lupinus - Cultivation Notes

The herbaceous Lupin will flourish in all but the poorest well drained soils, requiring full / partial sun and prone to wind damage. Dead head flowers throughout summer for repeat blossom, and divide clumps every 3 years for best effect.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Lupinus:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Lupinus:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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