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Lupinus Noble Maiden

Lupin

Great for cut flowers

Pure white flowers against sage-green leaves make a perfect summer picture in a cottage garden border. As well as a long lived perennial in the garden, lupin flowers are beautiful in a vase and also loved by bees and many other insects.

Where?

This lovely plant is happiest in the middle of a border in full sun.

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 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 75 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, Medium
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