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