Lupinus 'Chandelier' (Band of Nobles Series)

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, slightly acid, sandy soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July and sometimes again in September
  • Flower colour: shades of yellow
  • Other features: the seeds can cause severe discomfort if ingested
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Cheerful spires of yellow, pea-like flowers from June to July above dense clumps of mid-green leaves. This popular cottage garden perennial is perfect for the middle of a sunny border. To encourage a second flush of flowers in September and prevent the plant from looking scruffy, deadhead after the first flowers have faded.

  • Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes in spring before the flowers appear and deadhead the faded blooms to encourage a second flush of flowers. Avoid excessive winter wet.

  • Harmful if eaten

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Stunning, scarlet, lily-like flowers

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