Lupinus X Russellii 'The Chatelaine'
There is little to rival a mass planting of lupins glowing with colour in May and June. The tightly packed spikes of pink and white pea-shaped flowers are produced above a shapely mound of deeply fingered, mid-green leaves. These are excellent plants for any garden. Amongst the showiest of hardy, herbaceous perennials, they provide the border with strong shape and colour just when spring flowers are fading. Reliable and easy to grow.
Soak seed overnight before sowing and germinate at 20 to 30°C (68 to 86°F) on the surface of good free-draining, damp seed compost. Apply a layer of compost or vermiculite, 3mm (1/8in) deep and place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 18 to 21 days. Thin out seedlings as they grow to 5cm apart. Plant out during September and October spacing 30cm apart for flowering throughout the following summer.
Packet Content:15+ (Approx)