Lupin My Castle
Lupin My Castle

Lupin 'My Castle'

Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Masses of gorgeous flowers in deep pink/brick red from May to July.
  • Spires of sweetly scented, long lasting flowers.
  • Perfect for borders or pots, and as a fabulously tall cut flower.
  • Sage green palmate leaves form the perfect backdrop for the dramatic flower display.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant.
9cm Pot - Item: 560247
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Product Description

Lupin ‘My Castle’ is a gorgeous example of a cottage garden favourite with its tall, dramatic spires of scented boldly coloured flowers, great for cutting too!

This strikingly coloured  lupin will grow to 1m in height and makes a real statement in late spring and summer with its deep pink, almost brick red flowers opening in succession from the bottom of the spire upwards and giving a long  flowering season. They're extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects too, making your summer garden a haven for wildlife.

With palmate, sage green foliage creating the perfect backdrop for these eye-catching flowers, their tall, spiky display of blooms really stand out in beds and borders, making a stunning statement in your garden. They’re also great in pots where they’re make a bold statement, creating a focal feature on patios and decking – or cut the stems and bring indoors to create beautiful cut flower displays.

One of the Band of Nobles Series of hybrid lupins, easy to grow and totally winter hardy, ‘My Castle’ is also easy to maintain and makes the perfect cottage garden plant - it's perennial so comes back year after year with an ever-increasing amount of blooms.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

What Is Supplied

Item 560247 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

Harmful if eaten

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Lupins don’t like being vigorously pruned or cut back, so only remove flower spikes once they have faded to encourage further blooming and don’t allow any seed pods to develop.
  • Easy to look after, just keep an eye out for slugs, and leave foliage to die back naturally in the autumn.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Lupin 'My Castle':

  • Lupins prefer to be grown in full sun with some afternoon shade to protect them from the heat of hot, midday sun. Grow in any soil as long as it is free draining and rich in organic matter.
  • Pot-grown lupins can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the plant is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove your lupin from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and then water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

 
Aftercare Advice for your ‘My Castle’:

  • Water 'Manhattan Lights' well and regularly for the first few months.
  • Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds.
  • Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant after planting and thereafter annually to keep the roots cool.
  • Lupins are nitrogen fixers, storing Nitrogen in specially adapted root nodules so don't need specialist feeding.

Pruning Advice for Lupins:

  • Lupins don’t like being vigorously pruned or cut back, so only remove flower spikes once they have faded to encourage further blooming and don’t allow any seed pods to develop.
  • Leave foliage to die back naturally in the autumn.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
50cm
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Lupin 'My Castle'
Lupin 'My Castle'
9cm Pot
Item: 560247
Only £9.99