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Lupines leaves seem to be dying


I bought a Lupine from Dobbies a few weeks ago and potted it in a container using multi purpose compost.

After planting the plant looked fine for a week or so but now some of the leaves seem to be wilting and dying.

I’m very new to gardening so any advice or tips would be much appreciated.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,021

    How big is this plant?

    Are these leaves the new growing shoots or the older leaves? 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • as007as007 Posts: 94

    its about 30cm high and its the older leaves which are dying.

    looks like there are some new leaves coming through but not sure.


  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Could we possibly get a photo? use the little icon on the top right of the new message box image

    Some of the older leaves do tend to die off as the new ones come through.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,580

    It should be OK if new leaves are coming through, probably just the shock of being moved. Lupins can be fussy about being moved. You did water it didn't you? Also watch out for slugs and snails.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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  • as007as007 Posts: 94

    No pics as at work but will take when I get home

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,852

    If its 12 inches tall I would chop of the old dead outside leaves and put it in the ground asap  Lupins are best planted out, and are hardy this time of year. they really dont like being molly coddled this time of year.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • as007as007 Posts: 94
    I don't have a garden image((( just a courtyard so suppose I'm a container gardener ????
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,852

    Each plant will grow to about 2ft diameter, so put it in a large pot. I dont think lupins are really suitable for containers though. They bloom early then you are left with nothing till next year.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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