Lupin Pixie Dwarf Mix Colors - Seeds
Lupins are easy to grow, but care should be taken to avoid the disease, and be warned, slugs love them! Allowing Lupins to set seed will weaken the plant for successive years so cut down flowering stems once the blooms fade.
Common name: Dwarf Lupine Mix, Pixie Delight
Color: Annual lupines come in lots of colors, and add wonderful quick bloom to flower gardens and meadows. This mixture was produced by crossing two native species with different colors, resulting in an almost endless variety of multi-colored blooms.
Height: Tree Lupins form a shrubby bush up to 1.5 metres in height.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Dwarf lupin grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). dwarf lupin is known for growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.
Dwarf Lupin is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Dry, Average, Well Draining soil.
- Lupins are generally divided into tall types, which are typically sown in the summer and overwintered, and the shorter types, which can flower in the first year from an early sowing.
- Tree Lupins form a shrubby bush up to 1.
- 5 metres in height.
- Sow Lupin seeds in late winter or early Spring, or in Late summer to early Autumn.
- Germination normally takes 14 – 21 days at 65-70F.
- Keep the germinating seedlings moist at all times.
- Prick out seedlings when two true leaves have developed and transplant into individual 3 inch pots.
- Grow on cooler, 15-18oC is ideal, and transplant into the garden when the pots are full of roots.
- Overwintered Lupins should be kept on the dry side, under protection, such as a well-ventilated polytunnel, greenhouse or cold-frame.
- Once planted out, Lupins prefer a sunny position.
Harmful if eaten.
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