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Lupin Festival Mixed Seeds
Lupin Festival Mixed Seeds
Lupin Festival Mixed Seeds
Lupin Festival Mixed Seeds

Lupin 'Festival Mixed' Seeds

'Festival Mix' lupins are a colourful, compact and easy-to-grow hardy perennials that will brighten up your beds and borders. Eye-catching, candle-like flowers stand proudly above mounds of gorgeous green… Read more
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'Festival Mix' lupins are a colourful, compact and easy-to-grow hardy perennials that will brighten up your beds and borders. Eye-catching, candle-like flowers stand proudly above mounds of gorgeous green foliage and are perfect for adding cheerful colour and structure to your summer garden. Delivered as a pack of 30 seeds. Sow indoors, January-March, or outdoors, April-June, for planting into their final flowering position, May-October.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:60 cm
  • Spread:60 cm
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Cut Flower
  • Easy To Grow
  • Wildlife Friendly
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

  • Lupins are easy to maintain, although protection from slugs and aphids may be necessary when the plants are young.
  • For pleasing results plant in drifts through ornamental grasses or arrange in odd-numbered clumps of 3 or 5 in your beds, borders and pots.

Care Guide

How to grow Lupin ‘Festival Mixed’

  • Lupins prefer to be grown in full sun with some afternoon shade to protect them from hot, midday sun. Grow in any soil as long as it is free draining and rich in organic matter.
  • Sow indoors, January to March, to flower the same year, 0.5cm (¼in) deep, in a tray of compost. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 21-42 days. Transplant individually when large enough to handle to 8cm (3in) pots. (Always hold seedlings by a leaf, never by the stem.) Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions before planting out 60cm (24in) apart, when frosts are over.
  • Or sow outdoors, April to July, to flower the following year, in a seed bed, 0.5cm (¼in) deep, into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2in) apart before planting out to their final flowering position in the autumn, spacing 60cm (24in) apart.

Aftercare

  • Water lupins well and regularly for the first few months after planting.
  • Keep the area free from competing weeds.
  • Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant after planting and thereafter annually to keep the roots cool.
  • Lupins are nitrogen fixers, storing nitrogen in specially adapted root nodules, so they don’t need specialist feeding.

Pruning advice for lupins

  • Remove flower spikes once they have faded to encourage further blooming, and don’t allow any seed pods to develop.
  • Leave foliage to die back naturally in the autumn.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

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Small Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Yes

Medium Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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