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Lupin help!!


I need some help with my lupin!! 

She is just finishing her main flower stem, I haven't cut stem off as I would like her seeds, looks otherwise happy and healthy but ive noticed that the baby buds have gone brown and crusty.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. 

Many thanks



  • Probably need to dead head that flower so the babies have a chance image

  • leelinogsleelinogs Posts: 2

    Hi gff,

    Thank you for your reply. I thought as much, went to go deadhead and looking at the baby flowers they're all already dead :( 

    Shame she's a very pretty lupin.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,828

    I would deadhead the lupin, then it'll bulk out rather than putting it's strength into producing seeds.  Then next spring you can take some basal cuttings - they'll grow true to the parent plant.  The plants grown from seeds may not be like the parent plant as they are likely to have been cross-pollinated. 


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

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