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Lupinus 'Gallery Blue'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Lupin
poisonous or irritant
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Dwarf form of compact habit producing multiple spikes of densely packed violet blue and white flowers in late spring and early summer. Palmate leaves with numerous leaflets.
Prefers neutral to acid soil. Not long lived plants and susceptible to diseases and pests such as Lupin aphid. May self seed, but unlikely to come true. Deadheading will avoid unwanted seedlings and encourage a long flowering period.
From seed or by division. Will normally flower in its first year if sown early.
Lupins fix nitrogen in the soil, improving fertility.
One of the "Gallery Series" hybrids. Bred by Clause Tézier, France