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Lupinus Masterpiece

Lupin

Unusual dark coloured flowers

Inky violet-purple blooms are seen on this cottage garden favourite through the summer. An unusual colour which is perfect to combine with silver leafed plants for a stunning contrast.

Where?

This plant will make a statement in the middle of a sunny border or in an island bed.

How?

Best in a well-drained, rich soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine for this. Remove faded flower spikes to encourage new blooms and keep an eye out for slugs and snails until the plants have established.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - July
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 75 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 40 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to July