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Lupinus

 

Lupin

Beautiful spikes of abundant sweet pea type flowers provide some of the brightest colours to be seen in an early-summer garden. They come in many different striking colours as well as pastel shades. The foliage is palm shaped and can be in various shade of green.

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plant Features
  • Lupin likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lupin likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lupin is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Lupin likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Lupin

Latin name

Lupinus

type

Annual

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.6 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lupin likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lupin is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Lupin likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Lupin likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lupin is 0.50meters x 1.50meters 0.50 M 1.50 M

Lupinus

Beautiful spikes of abundant sweet pea type flowers provide some of the brightest colours to be seen in an early-summer garden. They come in many different striking colours as well as pastel shades. The foliage is palm shaped and can be in various shade of green.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Lupins flowers come in many different striking colours as well as pastel shades.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out container grown plants in boarders in full sun when risk of frost is passed.

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed into flowering position in spring, however lupins grown from seed will not be true to type.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Sow seed in trays to be planted out in autumn, however lupins grown from seed will not be true to type.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted. Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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