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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.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Annuals and perennials.
Harmful if eatenThese will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for the spikes of pea-like flowers in many colours.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, gall, mildew, leaf spot, virus, fungal and bacterial rot.Place of originMediterranean, N. Africa, the Americas.
Soil ConditionsFree draining sandy soilLight and moderately fertile.
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of LUPINUS
tree lupin with pale yellow flowers
light blue flowers
golden flowers from cream buds
wonderful tall multicoloured spikes starting purple, turning bright pink and yellow.
purple with orange markings
sky-blue flowers in profusion
pure white flowers from cream buds
pink with white flag
blue with white flag