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Lupin - to move or not to move

I have a lupin, about two or three years old, flowered well this year but has now finished.  It's really not quite in the right place and could do with being moved further back in the border.  I'm wondering whether it's worth it, or should I just start again with a new one next year.  All advice welcome, thank you.


  • To move or not to move as Shakespeare once wrote.

    It would be worth moving once the foliage has died off. A new Lupin may take a couple of years to reach its potential. As yours is well-established, but needs shifting, it's worth giving it a chance.

    Last edited: 24 July 2017 19:48:59

  • Poly-anthusPoly-anthus Posts: 153

    Thanks Dave.  I'll wait till the foliage has started to die down and then move it.  As you say, what have I got to lose image.

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Well established Lupins usually have a large tap root. And don't like being moved normally. After saying that, I moved two. One thrieved and the other took on a rather mutated form. 

    So based on that bit of information, you've got a 50/ 50 chance of success. 

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