Part of the West Country Lupin Collection.
Extraordinary deep purple flowers spikes with a hint of red in the centre, develop freely from late spring and produce a stunning splash of colour for the border. West Country Lupins are a very strong form of the traditional Lupin.
Month Available: April
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Purple
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 50cm (3ft x 1ft 6in)
Don't use manure to mulch your lupins as this rots the crowns, instead use bonemeal.
Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders
Pests and Diseases: Slugs, Snails.
Plant Care: This variety has a strong growth habit so shouldn't require staking.
Care and Time: Low - summer
Warning: Harmful if eaten. Skin and eye irritant.
Benefits: Strong growth making it ideal for a herbaceous border, or the back of a mixed border. Little need to stake them. Striking purple colour with hints of red at the heart of the flower.
History: A selection made in 2002, by Sarah Connibear of West Country Lupins. It was placed in tissue culture in 2005 to increase numbers, so it could be introduced to the market quickly.