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Lupine

Lupinus 'Manhattan Lights' PP18,868

Medium green palmate foliage with stalks of dense sweet pea-like flowers.

The tall spires of Lupines are an early-summer border classic. Plants grow best in a deep, rich soil, slightly on the acidic side. This British hybrid produces tall stems with spikes of bi color blooms, in a combination of glowing grape purple and soft yellow. Prune back to 6 inches after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. As Lupines are not particularly long lived, plan to add in new plants every couple of years. Be on the lookout for aphid infestations just around blooming time and control with an organic insecticide. Powdery mildew is sometimes also a problem. Bred and introduced by Westcountry Nurseries in Devon, UK. USPP#18868: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to mid summer

Mature Height:

31-35 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-65° F under long day conditions. Moderate moisture requirements, never overly wet, allowing to dry some between watering. Once plants are actively growing fertilize at 75-100 ppm N with each irrigation. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Handle gently as Lupines do not like to be disturbed. Once planted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide To avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in rich, well-drained, slightly acidic soil in full sun to partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.