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How to Grow Russell lupins
There are about 200 species of annuals, perennials, and evergreen shrubs in this genus, which belongs to the pea-flower subfamily of the legume (Fabaceae) family. They occur naturally in the Americas, southern Europe, and northern Africa, and are usually found in dry habitats. With their tolerance of poor soil conditions, and propensity for spreading seed, they may need to be planted where their growth and spread can be controlled. Many species are grown for their ornamental flowers, and numerous hybrids have been raised, the best-known being the Russell lupins.
* Plant seeds in autumn or spring.
* Soak seed overnight before planting in permanent positions or seed raising pots.
* If you direct sow without soaking before hand, ensure your site is well watered and kept most.
* Plant seeds to around 1cm deep. With a spacing of 50cm.
* Germination, up to 21 days.
* Seedlings should be planted out when small, as these plants dislike root disturbance.
* Plant in full sun to semi-shade in a well drained site.
* Flowering is around 32 weeks.
* Plants grow to 1m in height.
* Dead head flowers for more blooms and to stop the plants setting seeds.