celcius_kkw Posts: 751
I’m debating whether to grow lupins from seeds this year.. on the packets the instruction says sow in feb/March for flowers the year after, which is slightly confusing as I didn’t think lupins are biennials like foxgloves?
My question is, if I were to sow lupin seeds now, would I get a show of flowers in summer THIS year?
I know the alternative is to buy plug/potted plants in spring but they do cost a lot more than seeds and takes half the fun out of growing them..
Although some plants surprise you and do flower the same year, even though they’re not supposed to, but at a later time. Like the aubrietta that I grew from seed.
Still worth doing as it’s fun growing from seed and you get far more of them for a fraction of the cost of buying older plants.
Ive got a pack of lupin seeds for the first time this year, we can compare! 🙂
I sowed Lupin from seed last March and two thirds of them bloomed. I expect they'll be bigger this year and bloom much earlier, but I was very pleased with the result! Here are some of mine in bloom in July. I had so many that I didn't have room for them all in the beds!
This one was taken in October.