Aspect: Sun or part shade
Flowering: June to July
Hardiness: Hardy to fully hardy (depending on variety)
Lupins are best planted in a well-drained soil of loam or sand within an acidic or neutral PH balance and should be positioned in an area of full sun, although they will tolerate partial shade. They are best suited to flower beds and borders within a cottage, informal or meadow garden setting.
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You may wish to amend the planting area with a layer or organic matter to improve drainage and overall growing conditions. Dig a hole that is as deep and twice as wide as your plant, leaving adequate space for them to spread. Backfill the planting area and water thoroughly. Plant together in tight groups to create an influx of intense colour.
Do not prune Lupins as they take a long time to re-grow. Deadhead spent flower to prolong the flowering season. Watering may be required during periods of drought but should not be necessary otherwise. Lupins do not require feeding.
It is possible to propagate Lupins by basal cuttings in March or April or by division in spring. When you divide, be mindful of their tap root and try to not split or damage them, which can be difficult. They can also be grown from seed which can be collected from the see heads and sown straight away in loam-based compost.
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