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Belonging to the Lupinus genus, Lupin has a botanical name of Lupinus. Lupin grows as a perennial and is a flower / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Lupin is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Lupin is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

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How to grow Lupin

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Keep moist during germination. Water when they look a bit droopy.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Lupin is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

Growing Lupin from seed

Cover lightly and press down to ensure good contact with soil. Sow seeds in autumn and winter (frost free areas), or late summer and autumn in areas prone to frost. Sow directly into flower beds.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm).

Transplanting Lupin

Thin out at 5cm (2") height to 30×30 cm apart.

As Lupin is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Companion plants for Lupin

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Lupin so consider planting:

Lupines are often used in companion planting to help plants that need significant amounts of nitrogen in their soil like cucumbers, squash and broccoli. 1

Repellent plants for Lupin

These plants will not grow well with Lupin so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Lupin problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Lupin plants:

Other names for Lupin

Lupine, Russell lupine, bluebonnets, quaker bonnets

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