This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
Size: 2 Litre
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, slightly acid, sandy soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing
Flowering period: June to July and September
Hardiness: fully hardy
This dwarf lupin produces densely packed spires of red, pea-like flowers in June and July above clumps of attractively lobed, mid-green leaves. Perfect towards the front of a sunny border and amongst other perrenials, promptly remove fading flower heads to promote a second flush of flowers in September.
Garden care: Deadhead the faded blooms to encourage a second flush of flowers. In autumn cover the crown of the plant to protect against frost damage.
Pets: TOXIC if eaten; Humans: Harmful if eaten