Lupinus ‘West Country Beefeater’ (PBR) – 2 litre pot
Otter Price: £11.99
The Lupinus ‘Beefeater’ is a clump-forming perennial plant that boasts a height of up to 90cm. Its palmately divided leaves lend a unique aesthetic quality to the plant, making it a standout addition to any outdoor space. During the early to mid-summer months, it produces erect spires of closely packed, brick-red flowers that feature a small, yellow fleck at the centre of the upper petal. This botanical specimen is highly sought after by gardeners for its striking appearance and its ability to create a visually stimulating environment. It is a must-have for any garden to add natural sophistication.
– Plant in the spring. Avoid planting directly in the frozen soil.
– Container planting is possible throughout the year; use containers that are large and deep enough to prevent roots from freezing in the winter, and ensure there are drainage holes in the bottom of the container. Planted in small containers will lead to plants becoming rootbound.
– Water well after planting. Consistent moisture is critical for the initial establishment of lupins. Once the plants are established, they can tolerate drier soil conditions and require watering only during droughts. Avoid waterlogged conditions in winter.
– To encourage more blooms, remove faded flowers promptly. Deadheading after flowering will encourage growth and new flower production. Deadhead as the foliage begins to yellow towards late autumn or after the first frost.
-Feeding is not required during the first flowering season. Use balanced organic fertilisers to feed older plants in March/April and repeat in July/August.
-To keep the plants looking fresh, divide the clumps every 2 to 3 years.
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