Lupinus 'The Page' (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
  • Flower colour: red
  • Other features: the seeds can cause severe discomfort if ingested
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pea-like flowers appear on magnificent spires in summer above clumps of rich green foliage. Each small flower is a delicious shade of red, and the standard (the upper petal) is often a shade or two darker. A cottage garden staple, these splendid perennials are generally undemanding, but put on a long and spectacular display.

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

  • Harmful if eaten

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Delicious colour - and scented too

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