Magnify glass

Lupinus Westcountry series

Lupin

Dramatic flower spikes produced year after year

Superb variety of our favourite, early summer flowering border flowers, bred for their superior flower quality and rich colours. The plants form leafy clumps of divided umbrella leaves in spring. Stout spikes of densely packed pea-like flowers rise from the leaves in early summer adding strong, vertical interest to a border. A single plant can produce up to ten flower spikes. If cut back as the flowers fade more blooms may appear in late summer.

Where?

Plant in full sun in beds and borders with other perennials and shrubs. Lovely for informal planting alongside informal areas of long grass.

How?

Well drained, deep fertile soil, preferably neutral or acid. Cut back immediately after flowering to encourage repeat flowering and longer life. Remove any remains of old flower stems and faded foliage in winter.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 90 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 100 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
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 September