LUPINUS X RUSSELLII 'THE GOVERNOR'

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LUPINUS X RUSSELLII 'THE GOVERNOR'

$3.76 / packet

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Description

'The Governor' features stunning ultramarine blue blooms each with a white flag. Tall spires of tightly packed flowers rise above beautiful green clumps of palmate foliage in May and June. The flowers open from the bottom up making for a longer blooming period. Lupins are very hardy plants, surviving extreme temperatures to at least -25°C (-13°F). Extremely attractive to bees and other pollinating insects, they create a strong impression in borders, ideal for adding colour, height and structure.

Sowing Advice

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.

Key Facts

Family:Papilionaceae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:1.0-1.2m

Packet Content:15+ (Approx)

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