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Plant for June | Lupins

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Lupins

Known for their colourful and striking spikes, this prominent perennial is an easy way to add drama to your garden.

Available in a variety of heights and colours, there is a lupin to suit every garden!

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Where to plant

With heights varying from 75cm upt to a meter tall, they are perfect for the back of borders.

They thrive in well drained slightly acidic soils in a sunny position - although they can tolerate light shade.

Special care

Lupins are susceptible to frost damage, so it is a good idea to apply mulch over the crown of the plant in cold conditions to offer a little protection.

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Our Garden Centre Ambassadors have a wealth of knowledge and ideas. They understand first-hand the needs of schools and community gardens and can tailor their advice to this. This Plant of the Month blog is written by our 2018 Cultivation Street Ambassador of the Year winner Steve Purton from Dobbies in Milton Keynes. Steve has a wealth of experience advising and supporting his communities and you can read more about Steve and the amazing work he does HERE>>

Lupin colouring page

Download this decorative Lupin colouring page inspired by the magical multicoloured spikes. Choose your own striking colour scheme and get creative!

Simply click on the link below to download for FREE then print them as many times as you like!

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