Lupin

Lupinus 'Red Rum' (PBR)

Lupin - Lupinus  'Red Rum' (PBR)

Common Name: Lupin
Genus: Lupinus
Cultivar: 'Red Rum' (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, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

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

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

  • Other features: The seeds can cause severe discomfort if ingested
    Brilliant red flowers on tall flower spikes are produced from late spring.This perennial lupin has a deliciously peppery scent and looks great planted at the middle or back of a garden border. It can also be planted up for pots on the patio to. 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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