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23/06/2013 at 18:38

hi folks,

ive had a couple of lupins die should I deadhead them or leave them as they are.

23/06/2013 at 18:40

If its just the flower spike that has finished, then cut it down just below the bottom flower. If the whole plant is dead, its dead and you can pull it out.

23/06/2013 at 18:45

Will a new flower grow, or is that it for the season?

23/06/2013 at 18:49

Very often you will get new spikes  coming up. These will be smaller but give colour later in the season. Often lupins are short lived perennials, lasting only one or two years. Many people treat them as biennials, removing after flowering and replace with an autumn flowering plant.

23/06/2013 at 19:27

You need to cut off those,stems that,have flowered.  If you see smaller,flowering stems let them grow.  By "dead heading" like this you are encouraging your,plant to build up resources for next year

11/07/2015 at 11:11

I have a couple of the dead stalks with 1-2" pods coming off them - leave or remove?



11/07/2015 at 11:39

Cut the dead stalks off as described above

11/07/2015 at 12:09

Claire, those pods are taking energy from your lupins.  Remove them and si cleanly.  Jagged  bruised stems and foliage attract snails

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