The Page Lupin Plants (Lupinus polyphyllus The Page)The Page Lupin Plants (Lupinus polyphyllus The Page)

The Page Lupin Plants

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Lupinus, Band of Nobles Series

Pot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
  • Colour: Profuse deep crimson pea-flowers on tall spires
  • Flowering: Jun-July
  • Foliage: Mounds of rich green leaves
  • Height: 90m
  • Spread: 75cm
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Well drained soil
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Description

The Page Lupin

The Page is a sumptuous lupin; a real architectural beauty with its tall spires of two-toned flowers exhibiting the richest shades of red on the lower petals and a deeper crimson standard petal above. The Page is an undemanding perennial whose robust flower spikes emerge from mounds of mid-green foliage creating interest both at ground level and in verticals above the border. An added bonus to The Page is an unusually long flowering period, meaning the vivid blooms will grace your borders for many weeks, with the possibility of a fresh flush of flowers in early autumn.

Browse our other lupin varieties or all our perennial plants.

Great in your Garden

The Page is a superb companion to many other herbaceous perennials. The red shades of The Page blend well with traditional cottage garden stalwarts like geraniums and roses, but the intensity of its red petals also make it an ideal choice for more striking contemporary schemes. Try combining it with other lupins like the bicoloured The Governor or create a magical pop of colour against the lime green of Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii.

If faded flower stems are regularly removed, a fresh flush of flowers can be produced in early autumn. To keep The Page looking at its best, remove any untidy foliage throughout the summer too.

Features

  • Colour: Sumptuous two-toned deep crimson pea-like flowers on tall, elegant spires
  • Flowering: June - July
  • Foliage: Low mounds of rich green leaves
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Attractive to Pollinators: Yes
  • Height: 90cm
  • Spread: 75cm
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Well-drained soil

Local Lupins

Lupins have provided an important supply of food for livestock for centuries. There is currently a growing interest in cultivating lupins in the UK so that British farmers can become less reliant on importing soya feed. Lupins are nitrogen-fixers, providing an additional benefit as the soil is left replenished in essential nutrients, and the resulting crop is high-protein and high-energy. With food security for both livestock and humans high on the agenda at the moment, lupins provide a home-grown, sustainable option for the future.

Cultivation Instructions

Plant out these herbaceous perennials in spring or autumn in a sunny or partially shaded spot in well-drained soil. Water until well established and protect young plants from slugs and snails.

Feed with a general-purpose fertiliser in spring and water during dry periods to prevent mildew. Check for slug and snail damage, and for aphid infestations. Remove any badly affected flower spikes.

Removing faded flower stems immediately encourages a fresh flush of flowers in early autumn. Plants may need staking in spring before flowering begins. Propagation is best from basal cuttings.