Photo: Blackstem Plants
A beautiful evergreen shrub that bears silky shoots and grey-green leaves.
From late spring to summer, fragrant yellow, sometimes blue or white flowers appear. These are similar to the cultivated varieties of lupin but are held in looser panicles.
It is short lived but seeds itself freely so you should never be without.
It can be a fast grower achieving 120cm in a growing season making it very useful for plugging a large gap. When planting, the ground should be cultivated thoroughly but there is no need to add compost or rich food. A handful of organic bonemeal should be worked into the surface first and, if the soil is heavy, dig in half a bucket of sharp grit or gravel.
To prolong flowering well into September, cut back spent flowers so that new shoots are produced on the side axles.
Must be grown in full sun.
Yellow, blue or white
Light, well drained
Clay Hill Road•Lamberhurst•Kent•TN3 8LT
07973 129 102