Lupin

Lupinus 'Manhattan Lights'

Lupin - Lupinus  'Manhattan Lights'

Common Name: Lupin
Genus: Lupinus
Cultivar: 'Manhattan Lights'

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: Suitable for growing in containers

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

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

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

Unusual mauve and yellow bi-coloured blooms are produced in late spring. This perennial lupin is ideal for growing at the middle or back of a garden border or can be planted up for pots on the patio. 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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