Lupin Seeds

I would love to have a wave of blue and purple lupins (not the ones with bits of white in them, but I cannot find seeds that are only those colours.  Does anyone know of any that are just blue and purple?

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  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    Hi GG, I inherited an all purple lupin when I moved here, don't know the name of it.

    Had a great show of it in 2011, not so good last year, which might have been due to the poor weather.

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    Your welcome to the seeds this year but they might not grow true to type

  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 3,676

    That looks a nice plant hollie hock, I got lupins from a seed swap this year not sure of the colour they did not put on packet

    so it will be a surprise for me

    I guess they come in any colour?

    found this purple/blue ones

    http://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Perennial+Plants/Perennials+A+to+Z/Perennials+J+to+L/Lupin+Plant+-+Masterpiece_227341.htm#227341

    Nice plants I like them not grown them yet

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    I have dwarf white /cream ones , cuttings do great i have never collected seeds .
  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    Hi Gardengirl and Bunny, I sowed some seeds last year of the mixed variety and the pink in the front of the pic was a 99p root from B&M. Not tried taking cuttings as yet but might be worth a go. Will be splitting the purple one this year to see if helps the original plant to regenerate as well as getting an extra one for free.

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Cuttings are really easy , same as geranium if you have taken those .
  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 3,676

    Not got a B&M here just poundland and 99p store will have to look for some roots from there thanks hollie hock

    Do they flower first year?

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    Not done either Bunny, one of the jobs that I was going to try last year but not got round to it. Is it really that easy?

    Hi Gardengirl, no, they were very small plants the first year, had to protect them from slugs, no flowers but grew brilliantly last year. The pic was taken in June 2012. The roots I bought were labelled "tutti frutti" but pink is what they grew into. I guess poundland and the 99p store would sell similar roots.

    Already growing this year so should get another good show

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Hollie is never done any cuttings before . I used carol Klein book then went round garden image

    They spread so can nip a small section off by hand I found . Need to be coming up bit further yet , if yours arnt up already , mine are always late here ...everything late here.
  • because of my heavy clay soil I grew them in pots this year(big pots) and stored in shed,they are still green and no slug attack.like the photo of the lupins,such an old fashioned plant of imagined cottage garden style.image

  • Beautifull photo hollie hock, I adore Lupins, I had one in a pot last year and it was huge. but towards the end of the year the slugs & snails got the better of me. I'm hoping that it comes up again this year. (fingers crossed)

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