Lupinus- Lupin

Annual and perennial plants with striking flowers.

Situation:

The annuals in beds, for soil improvement and especially for cutting. Use perennials in the border; there are many beautiful shades. In severe frost it is advisable to provide some cover. Sun to partial shade.

Soil:

Damp, fairly acid soil.

Propagation:

Sow in mid spring, or even earlier, under glass. Perennials may also be grown from seed; garden varieties are increased by division.

Lupinus crucksbanksii: Annual; height 1-2 m; pale-blue flowers, pink outside, in early to mid summer. Lupinus hartwegii hybrids: Annual; height 50-70 cm; blue, violet, purple-red etc flowers from mid summer to mid autumn.

Lupinus polyphyllus hybrids: Perennial; height about 1 m; flowering throughout summer months. Garden varieties in innumerable shades; they include the Russell hybrids which will grow true from seed.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.