Lupin Desert Sun
Part of the West Country Lupin Collection.
The richest yellow flower spikes on this strong form of a traditional cottage garden plant, create a magnificent display from mid May. West Country Lupins are a very strong form of the traditional Lupin.
Month Available: April
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Yellow
Suitable For Wildlife: None
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Flowering late spring to early summer.
Height / Spread: 90m x 60cm (36in x 24in)
To get a good display of these wonderful Lupin, dress with bonemeal or seaweed before and during the growing season.
Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders
Pests and Diseases: Slugs, Snails.
Plant Care: Removing the flower spikes in the first year will allow the plant to establish.
Care and Time: Low - summer
Warning: Harmful if eaten. Skin and eye irritant.
Benefits: Wonderful form of an old favourite. Strong growth and disease resistance. Scented flowers.
History: Introduced by Sarah Frances Conibear, of West Country Lupins in Devon.