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Lupin 'Gallery Blue Shades'

A rare and unusual lupin with pea-like flowers combining an upper standard with lower petals fused into a keel.
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1 x 9cm pot (200527-1)

3 x 9cm pots (200527-3)

1 x 2 litre pot (200527-2L)

1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

1 x 2 litre pot

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - July
Height
90cm (36in)
Common name
Lupin
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Dig a planting hole in well-drained soil. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. Plant and firm in place. Water in well and protect from slugs and snails.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Pick the flower spikes to encourage sideshoots and a longer flowering season. Stake in spring. Watch out for aphids between April and September, rub them off by hand or with a blast of water, badly infested flower spikes can be removed.