Lupin

Lupinus 'The Page' (Band of Nobles Series)

Lupin - Lupinus  'The Page' (Band of Nobles Series)

Common Name: Lupin
Genus: Lupinus
Cultivar: 'The Page' (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: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
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

Pea-like flowers appear on magnificent spires in summer above clumps of rich green foliage. Each small flower is a delicious shade of red and the standard (the upper petal) is often a shade or two darker. A cottage garden staple these splendid perennials are generally undemanding but put on a long and spectacular display.

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


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