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I have lost count of the number of red lupins I have bought over the years.  They always revert to pink.  Same thing again this year and I was especially careful. I have masses of pink now, plenty white and some rather smart purple but no red!

any ideas?

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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Mine has now turned deepest darkest red but it took it's sweet time about it. There must be something peculiar about red lupins. I've just taken a closer look and the half open spikes haven't fully developed their deep red. The bees are loving them. 

    According to the lupin lady on the website I looked at the plants don't revert but the seedlings do so I never let mine go to seed. Mine is a Gallery Red so you could maybe give it a try but who knows what next year will bring?

    Last edited: 09 June 2016 16:26:16

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