Plant of the Month – Lupins

A stunning plant and a firm garden favourite The ‘West Country Lupin’ series is featured heavily at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show every year- and it is easy to see why! These hybrids are renowned for their upright flower spikes which are much larger than a traditional Lupin and have been bred to produce more spikes that last longer too.

Our Plant of the Month should be planted in full sun to partial shade and in moist but well-drained soil. Make sure you protect young plants from slugs and snails. Feed regularly throughout the growing season and remove flower spikes as soon as they look tired, otherwise, they will go to seed and the plant will stop flowering.  

Once Lupins have finished flowering, usually around late May / early June, cut the plant back to a few inches and you will usually get a second flush later in the year. They can be planted in containers but perform better in the ground.

We have a stunning collection of our Plant of the Month, Lupins and the “West Country Lupin’ on our website. The Lupin – West Country – King Canute 2L is currently part of our 4 for 3 offers.

Plant of the Month – You can read a little more about how to grow Lupins here.

Below is a little additional information that you may find useful:

PLANT TYPEPerennials
FLOWERING PERIODMayJuneJuly
FOLIAGEDeciduous
GARDEN POSITIONAny
LIGHT LEVELPartial ShadeSun
SOILAnyWell Drained
HARDINESSFully Hardy
IDEAL FORBeds & BordersCottage GardenUrban GardenWildlife Garden
SPECIAL FEATURESAttracts WildlifeCut FlowersEasy Care
RHS GARDEN MERIT AWARDNo
RHS PLANTS FOR POLLINATORSYes

 

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