Lupinus x regalis 'Russel Hybrids'
80 - 90 cm
variety of colours
July - August
humus rich, well drained
acid - neutral
can be short lived
Lupinus is a genus in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is a large genus of around 300 species native to N- and S-America. Smaller distribution areas are found around the Mediterranean. They are nitrogen fixing and some can grow in poor, dry soil.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown January - March.
Seed coat sanded and soaked in warm water for 24 h before being sown. Seed just covered and stored at 15-20°C (60-68°F) until germination.
Needs a sunny spot and well drained soil. Can be short lived