Lupinus 'The Governor' (Lupin)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Details

Tall spires of blue and white bi-colour flowers with a spicy-peppery scent. Flowers in early to mid-summer and often again in autumn. 

Lupins are a traditional cottage garden plant. The Virginian Lupin, brought to Britain by John Tradescant in 1637, was taken by George Russell of York and hybridised with Lupinus polyphyllus to produce the famous Russell Strain, with tall sturdy stems and vigour. The Lupins we know today are all descended from his hybrids.

Good for cut flowers.

Height: 90cm

Common name(s): Lupin


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All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.