Lupin

Lupinus 'Chameleon' (PBR)

Lupin - Lupinus  'Chameleon' (PBR)

Common Name: Lupin
Genus: Lupinus
Cultivar: 'Chameleon' (PBR)

The Latin translation of the word Lupinus comes from the Latin word for ‘wolf’; a reference to how some Lupinus species often smother and kill other weaker plants as they colonise an area of land.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


  • Other features: the seeds can cause severe discomfort if ingested

Spires of yellow flowers that are delicately edged in raspberry are produced in late spring. This perennial lupin has a delicious peppery scent and is perfect for the middle of the border. It looks particularly lovely with flame coloured plants such as Iris 'Garnet Robe'. Remember to deadhead after flowering and protect against frost-damage by covering the crown of the plant.

  • Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes in spring before the flowers appear and deadhead the faded blooms to encourage a second flush of flowers. Protect young plants from slug and snail attack.


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