lupin 'noble maiden' seeds

£3

soft spires of white floral blooms.

A stunning white flower to add to your garden beds that rise above ornamental green foliage. 

why it's special:

  • Flowers right the way through the season.
  • Ideal for Northern European climates.
  • Very attractive to pollinators.
  • Drought resistance once established.

good to know:

Plant LightFull sun

Pot PlantsPot friendly

Windowsill PlantFuss free

PollinatorsPollinators

Botanical name: Lupinus x russellii 'Noble Maiden'
Open pollinated, GMO free seeds.

plant size

1 m
60 cm

conditions

position

Sun or light shade.

soil conditions

soil

Free draining.

urban growing

support

Feed once a year.

when to sow

jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sep
oct
nov
dec

when to harvest

care tip

Young lupins should be watered often during dry months. Once established it will need little watering.

details

botanical name
lupinus x russellii 'noble maiden'

other names
Lupin Russell Hybrids, Aka 'Fraülein', Large-leaved, Big-leaved and Garden Lupin.

plant type
Perennial

pot size
60 cm

pet / baby safe
No.

approx. number of seeds
40

sowing guide
Sow singly per hole in damp, well drained soil. Cover with soil and place in a sealed clear container in a sunny spot until germination.

about lupin 'noble maiden'

Lupins (Lupinus polyphyllus) were introduced into Britain from North America in 1826. This traditional cottage garden perennial had the plain blue flowered spikes, occasionally with some whiter flowers. Fast forward to 1937 and the RHS awarded its highest honour to a George Russell for developing a strain of Lupins that caused a stir.
George Russell developed his Lupins by rigorous selection of seedlings, aiming and achieving a central stalk or spike totally obscured by colourful flowers. Bred for a long flowering period with unbeatable garden performance, he produced one of the most popular and distinctive plants in history, the ever popular ‘Russell Hybrids’

in the records

Lupins gets their name from the Latin lupus, meaning wolfish, in reference to the false belief that Lupins devours nutrients from the soil. The peas, known also as “Wolf Beans” were also said to be fit only to be eaten by wolves.

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