Lupin 'Gallery Blue Shades'

Lupin 'Gallery Blue' is a rare and unusual lupin with pea-like flowers combining an upper standard with lower petals fused into a keel. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring planting 510760-1 £4.95 Delivery late February
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring planting 510760-3 £12.95 Delivery late February
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1 x 2 litre plant, for spring planting 510760-2L £12.50 Delivery late February
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I love lupins – their great plume flower spikes in early summer with that delicious candy floss-like scent. These are a classic of any cottage garden.

Lupin 'Gallery Blue' is a rare and unusual lupin with pea-like flowers combining an upper standard with lower petals fused into a keel. The keel part of the flower is a smokey blue-purple, which often lightens towards the upper standard – it will sometimes produce petals of pink, or even white.

Genus Lupinus
Variety Gallery Blue Shades
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Lupin
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (35in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Care Tips Pick the flower spikes to encourage the development of laterals and a longer flowering season. Stake in spring.
Flowering June - July
Vase Life Plunge them in a bucket of water straight away this will stop the spikes bending towards the sun. The pea-like flowers tend to drop after 4-5 days.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Lupin 'Gallery Blue Shades' reviews

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Hoping for a better second year

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Reviewed 16th August 2018 by Sarah Jones

I ended up buying two lots of three of these because I do like a good lupin. The first three did better than the second - maybe because they had a bit longer to establish? I was a little bit disappointed with the second lot planted a month later but I have a feeling they'll make up for it next year. Would recommend but get cracking sooner rather than later if you want the plant to perform in the first year.