- Deciduous perennial
- Peach Yellow
- Dark Pink
- 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 Terracotta’ (PBR) – 2 litre pot
Otter Price: £12.99
The Lupinus West Country ‘Terracotta’ plant is a gorgeous and unique clump-forming perennial that can add a touch of warmth and beauty to any garden or landscape. This plant can grow up to 90cm in height and has palmately divided leaves that give it a distinct and attractive appearance. One of the most striking features of the ‘Terracotta’ Lupinus is its flowers. From early to mid-summer, the plant produces upright spires of closely packed peach-coloured flowers with yellow and dark pink flecks on the upper petals. The combination of colours creates a beautiful and eye-catching display that is sure to draw the attention of anyone who passes by.
– 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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