Lupin Russell Mixed Seeds (Lupinus x russellii), An immensely variable colour range, with two shades of a single colour and contrasting bi-colours. A true cottage garden flower. There is little to rival a mass planting of lupins with their tall spikes glowing with colour in May and June.
February to June and September
Soak the lupin seed overnight in warm water before sowing lupin russell mixed. Place the lupinus seed on the surface of good free draining compost and cover with a sprinkling of compost or vermiculite to the seeds own depth.
Place container in a propagator or a warm place at a temperature of 15-20°C until after germination, which usually takes 18-21 days.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into pots and grow on in cooler conditions before planting out 30cm apart. Over winter September sowings in a cold frame and plant out the following spring.
May to July the following year
Lupin Russell are tolerant of most soils and are at their best planted in groups of 5 or 6 plants.