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Lupinus 'Masterpiece'

These new generation, West Country bred lupin varieties flower for longer and this amethyst purple is irresistible.
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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

Lupins’ architectural flower spikes and their degree of colour saturation would be enough reason to grow them at any time of the year, but the fact that they flower reliably in the May/June gap, carrying the colour baton from the last of the tulips to the main flood of summer perennials, should shoot them straight up any priority list. With these new generation, West Country bred varieties, they flower for longer too. This amethyst purple is irresistible.

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.