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Commonly known as Lupin
FAMILIAR pea-like flowers in a myriad of colours, yellow, blue or white in the tree lupins and all colours, including bicolours, in the perennials.
Genus of about 200 species of annuals, perennials and semi-evergreen and evergreen subshrubs or shrubs. They are found widely distributed in dry, hilly grassland and open woodland on coastal sands or cliffs and on riverbanks in the Mediterranean, northern Africa and North, Central and South America.
Seeds from various species have been used as human and animal feed for thousands of years. With similar protein levels to soybeans, with less fat, gluten-free and packed with antioxidants lupin has great potential.
Like other legumes they fix nitrogen in the soil and can be used for enrichment.
Height - 90cm
Spread - 70cm
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sun - or partial shade
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - gall, mildew, leaf spot, virus, slugs, fungal and bacterial rot.
Place of origin - Mediterranean, N. Africa and The Americas
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - - light and moderately fertile
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
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