Lupin the Governor is a very attractive, unusual and high growing Lupin variety. It has, just like other lupin varieties, very striking, upright growing flower stalks with thightly packed, little flowers. The flowers are dark blue with white. This plant is a real eyecather in any border, flower and picking garden, the wild garden and as a cutflower. This plant can also be grown in large flowerpots or containers. Use lupin in a border, in the back of a flowerbed, as a backdrop for other plants, in large flowerpots or to fill in empty spaces in Your garden. This plant can be used in little, colourfull groups, but it's also very well suited as an eye-cather. It can also be combined with other plants. Lupin is very attractive to bees, butterflies and other benificial insects. The whole plant is poisonous! Hardy perennial. Height: 100 cm.
juni - augustus
Indoor sowing: february - march
Outdoor sowing: end of may - july
Germination: 14 - 21 days
Germination temp.: 18 - 21°C
Sowing depth: ½ - 1 cm
Plant distance: 30 cm
Sowing distance in rows: 20 cm
Plant position: sunny with some shade
Days till flowering: 60 - 90 of 320
Flowering period: june - august
Sow indoors in trays or outdoors under glass from february till march. Sow in trays filled with moist potting soil. Sow shallow and cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. Lupin is a light germinator. Cover the trays with a lid to keep the moisture in. Keep the temperature as even as possible and don't let the temperature drop during the night. Keep moist and warm. Remove the lid when the seedlings emerge. Transplant the seedlings, when they're large enough to handle, to seperate pots. Harden the seedlings of by putting them outdoors in the sun for 10 - 14 days from the beginning of may. You can also put the pots in a cold frame from the beginning of may. Put them outdoors on a sunny spot with some shade from the 15 th of May (Ice Saints).
Sow outdoors on a well prepared seedbed from the end of may till july. Sow shallow and rake in the seeds gently or press them gently in the soil and cover with a very thin layer of soil. Keep moist and weedfree. Thin the seedlings to 30 cm apart, when they're large enough to handle. Put Your young plants on their defenitive spot from september on. Give the plants a sunny spot with some shade. The plants flower in the year after sowing. Lupin can be sensitive to mildew. This plant is attractive to bees and butterflies. Lupin is poisonous.