Lupinus 'Terracotta'

Lupin

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Lupinus 'Terracotta'
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Plant details

Lupins are one of the traditional flowersfor early summer borders, coinciding with the first flush of roses. Plants have a characteristic appearance, with foliage radiating out from the tip of leafstalk like spokes of a wheel, and tall, upright spikes densely packed with rows of small pea flowers, which in Lupin 'Terracotta' are orange-red. Flowering continues for six-eight weeks, but if plants are deadheaded promptly, they'll often produce a few late flowers in early autumn. Lupins are fairly short-lived, especially if grown on limy soil.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Lupinus

Cultivar: Terracotta

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: May to July


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