Lupinus My Castle description
Brick red fragrant flower spikes in late spring and early summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the middle of a border, Cottage Garden, or by a patio and it is reliable in a well drained soil, provided it isn’t too dry. They can be short lived because of their massive flowers, but they will often reseed themselves.
Other names: Lupinus My Castle (Band of Nobles Series)
The best position in the garden:
Prefers sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, but not too dry.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy if it doesn’t sit in the wet over the winter.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Remove all spent flowers to enable more to come.
Slugs and powdery mildew can get troublesome.
Size of plant:
Height 100 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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Buy perennials for your container, raised bed, patio and borders.