Lupinus 'My Castle'

Lupinus 'My Castle'

Lupin

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lupinus 'My Castle'
  • Common name: Lupin
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 75cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Lupins are classic summer bedding plants, their flowering period coinciding with the first flush of roses. Their lush, grey-green leaves emerge in April, hiding the last of the fading daffodil foliage. The flowers are tall, upright spikes, densely packed with rows of small pea flowers. 

Lupinus 'My Castle' is a tall-growing lupin, bearing dense spikes of fragrant, red to pink flowers, often with a darker standard petal, in early to midsummer. For best results grow in full sun in moist but well-drained soil, and protect young plants from slugs and snails. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage repeat-blooming. Lupinus 'My Castle' has a bushy, upright habit and therefore doesn't need staking.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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