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Lupins, my new favourite

Posted by Leandra7 z3a in GP, AB (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 14 at 21:15

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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RE: Lupins, my new favourite

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


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RE: Lupins, my new favourite

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


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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.


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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


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


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They look fantastic! Beware the evil aphids (what killed my love of lupines).


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