Lupins, my new favourite

Leandra7(z3a in GP, AB)June 21, 2014

What a lovely surprise these are. Bought our place last fall, so enjoying all the discoveries. Any hints to keeping them up? I've read they are short-lived.

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shillanorth Z4 AB

I think you can get a little more out of them if you dead head throughout the season. They are beautiful!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 10:20PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Love the different colours! I have blue ones and yellow ones but would love to have pink.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 10:34PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Those are beauties! You can stake them, or for patches put stakes throughout them and make a mesh of twine. I do that for delphs and it sort of works.

They are somewhat short-lived but with a patch that size if you let them go to seed there will always be more volunteers.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 10:39PM
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They self seed freely which means you don't really need to worry about losing them but they also spread quickly so dead head if you want to keep them contained I pulled out 20 seedlings this year, thought I had cut off all the seed heads last year

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 9:24AM
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Leandra7(z3a in GP, AB)

Thx for the tips, fun to be absorbing all that beauty.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 12:15AM
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They look fantastic! Beware the evil aphids (what killed my love of lupines).

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 2:57AM
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