Chandelier Lupin Plants (Lupinus polyphyllus Chandelier)Chandelier Lupin Plants (Lupinus polyphyllus Chandelier)Chandelier Lupin Plants (Lupinus polyphyllus Chandelier)

'Chandelier' Lupin Plants

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Lupinus, Band of Nobles Series

  • Colour: Yellow spires of pea-flowers
  • Flowering: Jun-July
  • Foliage: Mid-green palmate leaves
  • Height: 90cm
  • Spread: 75cm
  • Position: Full sun or semi- shade
  • Soil: Most soils with a bit of drainage
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Chandelier Lupin

Lupins are great at the back of herbaceous and mixed borders, and the cheerful pale gold spikes of flower of Lupinus Chandelier will suit many different planting schemes. 

Browse our other lupin varieties or all our perennial plants.

Traditional cottage garden favourites, lupins have also become popular recently in contemporary borders,

Great in Your Garden

The distinctive yellow spires of Chandelier lupins create vertical interest and exuberant colour just when many tulips have faded and the later summer perennials are yet to flower. The flower stems are surrounded by mounds of mid-green palmate foliage which provides effective ground cover. Combine with pink Lupin The Page or creamy-white Lupin Noble Maiden for a soft cottage garden look or pair with the contrasting blues and purples of Geraniums or Salvias for a more dramatic effect.

Deadhead faded flower stems to encourage a fresh flush of flowers in early autumn and remove any untidy foliage throughout the summer too.


  • Colour: Graceful spires of yellow pea-flowers
  • Flowering: June - July
  • Foliage: Mounds of mid-green large palmate leaves
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Attractive to Pollinators: Yes
  • Height: 90cm
  • Spread: 75cm
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Pretty much any well drained soil

Lofty Spires

Chandelier is a selection in the renowned Band of Nobles series. Developed by Yorkshire horticulturist George Russell, they are robust perennials with large, densely packed flower spikes that bloom for a longer period than many other lupins. With names as stately as their stature, they come in a wide range of vibrant colours. Russell's hybrids were first shown at the Royal Horticultural Society's show in 1937 and he was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal for his lupin breeding work.

Cultivation Instructions

Best planted in spring or autumn in a sunny or semi-shady spot in light sandy, well-drained soil. Lupins struggle in clay soils that become wet in winter. Water regularly and protect young plants from slugs and snails until well established.

Feed with a general-purpose fertiliser in spring and water during dry periods to prevent mildew. Check regularly for slug and snail damage, and for aphids which can rubbed off by hand or washed off with a jet of water.

Deadhead faded flower stems as soon as they fade to encourage a fresh flush of flowers in early autumn. Stake plants in spring before flower spikes appear. Propagate from basal cuttings.