LUPINUS 'Masterpiece'

Medium
Part shade
Sun
Purple
Reasonable soil
Summer
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  75cm x 50cm

It takes a lot for a herbaceous perennial to stand out at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, but 'Masterpiece' continues to shine in many a show garden and for good reason.  Bold lustrous flower spikes of reddish purple touched with orange open from early summer onwards above clumps of lush green palm-like leaves.

Quintessentially 'old style cottage garden with a modern twist', it is perfect for adding a punch of rich jewel-like colour to the middle of a herbaceous border, combining brilliantly with lime greens, oranges, deep pinks and purples.  Happily thriving in full sun to partial shade in a fairly fertile, free-draining soil with some moisture, removing fading blooms will encourage further flowering.  A little tip - mulch the plant crown to protect it from frosts in winter and early spring.

Available for Mail Order from April - August