Lupin The Governor

Lupinus polyphyllusLatin name

Lupin Common name

Lupins are so popular we thought we would give you the opportunity to buy the Russell Strain in separate colours. Stately with a musky smell but always admired. Hard blue and white. A very commanding colour combination.

How to Grow Lupins from Seed

Lupins are easy to grow, but care should be taken to avoid the disease, and be warned, slugs love them! Allowing Lupins to set seed will weaken the plant for successive years so cut down flowering stems once the blooms fade.

Lupins are generally divided into tall types, which are typically sown in the summer and overwintered, and the shorter types, which can flower in the first year from an early sowing. Tree Lupins form a shrubby bush up to 1.5 metres in height.

Sow Lupin seeds in late winter or early Spring, or in Late summer to early Autumn. Germination normally takes 14 – 21 days at 65-70F. Keep the germinating seedlings moist at all times.

Prick out seedlings when two true leaves have developed and transplant into individual 3 inch pots. Grow on cooler, 15-18oC is ideal, and transplant into the garden when the pots are full of roots.

Overwintered Lupins should be kept on the dry side, under protection, such as a well-ventilated polytunnel, greenhouse or cold-frame.

Once planted out, Lupins prefer a sunny position.

Colour palette

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£2.35 £1.41

Item Code: 1853

Variety: The Governor

Type: Hardy Perennial

Packet Contains: 30 Seeds

Sow: January - June, August, September

Germination: Up to 21 days

In stock? Yes

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