Lupinus 'Judith Chalmers'

Lupin

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (25741)

Plant details

Lupins are one of the traditional flowers of the early summer border, 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 this variety are rich pink. Flowering continues for 6-8 weeks, but if plants are deadheaded straightaway, they will 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: Judith Chalmers

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

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: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to July


Reader reviews

ropedandtide

how does one deadhead lupin before its to late mine look like there starting to go to seed .


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