Lupinus x hybrids

Botanical Name: Lupinus x hybrids

Common Name(s): Lupin

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Description:

Before sowing lupins, prepare the soil well by adding compost, plus one cup of lime to every square metre of soil. Sow directly during autumn, spacing seedlings 250mm apart. Water regularly. Annual lupins are winter-growing and flower from spring to early summer. Pea-like flowers, in shades of blue, yellow, rose and white, are borne on upright spikes.

Family: – Legumes

Botanical Pronunciation: loo-PYE-nus

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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Common Pests and Diseases

Slugs, snails, powdery mildew and aphids tend to affect this plant.

Flowers

Description:Pea-like flowers appear in shades of blue, yellow, rose and white, are borne on upright spikes.

Flowering time:

  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


Lupinus x hybrids 

Foliage

Maintenance

Height: 20 cmSpread: 80 cm

Origin

USA

Other Languages

Lupiene (A)

Seed Sowing Instructions

Before sowing lupins, prepare the soil well by adding compost, plus one cup of lime to every square metre of soil. Sow directly into beds and space seedlings 250mm apart.

Uses in landscape design

Excellent for border planting.

When to Sow

Autumn/fall

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