- Deciduous perennial
- Rose Red
- Full Sun
- Part Shade
- Loam, Sand tolerant
- PH acid, neutral
- Moist but well-drained
- Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
- RHS Rating H5
- Direct soil planting
- Large containers
- Great in borders
- Clump forming
- Easy to grow
- Pollinator friendly
Human & pets interaction
- Potentially harmful
- Can cause indigestion if any part of the plant is eaten
Lupinus ‘West Country Red Rum’ (PBR) – 2 litre pot
Otter Price: £12.99
The Lupinus ‘West Country Red Rum’ is a stunning and eye-catching clump-forming perennial that can add a burst of colour to any garden. The plant produces spikes of deep rose-red flowers, flecked with white, that bloom over a long period from late spring into summer. This upright plant can reach a height of up to 90cm and has palmately-divided green leaves that provide an attractive backdrop to the show-stopping flowers. The flowers are not only visually striking but they also emit a sweet fragrance that can fill the air with a pleasant scent. This makes the ‘West Country Red Rum’ Lupinus an excellent choice for anyone looking to create a sensory garden.
– 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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