The Chatelaine Lupin Plants

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Misc Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Pink (Dark)
Type Pot Grown
Also Good Foliage
Flowering Jun, Jul

Lupinus polyphyllus The Chatelaine

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Lupin The Chatelaine

Blooming in classic cottage garden tones, the majestic spires of The Chatelaine's pink and white pea-like flowers create vertical interest at the back of herbaceous borders. The pairing of pretty pink lower petals with a white standard petal above creates an interesting colour combination that never fails to introduce drama to traditional planting schemes. As with all our lupins, The Chatelaine is reliable and easy to grow, with densely packed blooms covering the entire flower spike.

Great in your Garden

The bicoloured flower spikes work well with other traditional favourites in soft pastels such as bleeding heart, hardy geranium Walgrave Pink and roses like Bonica and Alfred de Dalmas. But planted en masse their pink and white flowers are beautifully highlighted against the undulating mounds of soft green foliage. Flowering from late spring to mid-summer, with the possibility of repeated blooms in early autumn, The Chatelaine offers sumptuous colour and architectural splendour before many other border stalwarts have begun to bloom.

If faded flower stems are regularly deadheaded, it will encourage a fresh flush of flowers in early autumn. Remove any untidy foliage throughout the summer to keep The Chatelaine looking at its dazzling best.


  • Colour: Vivid pink and white spires of bicolored pea-flowers
  • Flowering: June - July
  • Foliage: Soft mounds of mid-green large palmate leaves
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Attractive to Pollinators: Yes
  • Height: 90cm
  • Spread: 75cm
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Sandy, light, moist but well-drained, acid to neutral soil

Cottage Garden Favourite

Renowned Victorian horticulturist and naturalistic garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, favoured lupins to create tall spires in early summer at the back of her border designs. She created a breath-taking lupin and iris border in the garden at her home, Munstead Wood. This experimental border was designed to reach its peak in June. Poet and garden-maker, Vita Sackville-West also valued the lupin, planting different selections throughout the gardens at Sissinghurst. In more recent times, Fergus Garret, head gardener at Great Dixter, uses lupins to fill the gap between their magnificent tulips and the summer dahlia and half-hardy annual displays.

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
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