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botanical name:
Lupinus 'Gallery Red'
Lupinus 'Gallery Red' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lupin
synonyms:  Lupinus chamissonis 'Gallery Red'
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Dwarf form of compact habit producing multiple spikes of densely packed pinkish rose-red flowers in late spring and early summer. Palmate leaves with numerous leaflets.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or by division. Will normally flower in its first year if sown early.

usage:
Lupins fix nitrogen in the soil, improving fertility.

other notes:
One of the "Gallery Series" hybrids. Bred by Clause Tézier, France

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