Lupin

Lupinus 'Noble Maiden' (Band of Nobles Series)

Lupin - Lupinus  'Noble Maiden' (Band of Nobles Series)

Common Name: Lupin
Genus: Lupinus
Cultivar: 'Noble Maiden' (Band of Nobles Series)

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: Average

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

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

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

A robust lupin that produces densely packed spikes of creamy white flowers in mid summer and often again in early autumn. Lupins are stalwarts of the cottage garden and are perfect for adding vertical movement to the border. Easy to grow and undemanding they put on quite a show with the minimum of fuss provided they have reliable moisture when actively growing.

  • Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes in spring before the flowers appear and deadhead the faded blooms to encourage a second flush of flowers. Avoid excessive winter wet.


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