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Lupinus ‘My Castle’ (Lupine)

Lupine 'My Castle', Lupin 'My Castle', Band of Noble Series

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Lupinus 'My Castle', Lupine 'My Castle', Lupin 'My Castle', Band of Noble Series, Russel Hybrids, Bicolor flowers, Red flowers

Gracing the garden in late spring – early summer, award-winning Lupinus ‘My Castle’ (Lupine) features showy, erect spikes of densely packed, sweetly scented, rich rosy carmine flowers. Rising on sturdy stems above bushy clumps of palmate, bright green leaves, the flowers open up from the bottom over several weeks, hence providing a long blooming period. Hummingbirds and butterflies are endlessly attracted to them – as are most onlookers!

  • ‘My Castle’ is a lovely member of the famous Russell Hybrid ‘Band of Nobles’ Series which includes fabulously colored varieties such as ‘Chandelier’ – Creamy primrose to golden yellow; Noble Maiden – creamy white; ‘The Chatelaine – soft pink with a white flag; ‘The Governor‘ – Ultramarine blue and white flowers; ‘The Pages’ – gleaming brick-red.
  • Vigorously grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 12-16 in. wide (30-40 cm). Lupines are short-lived perennial plants, but they will self-sow in optimum growing conditions. 
  • Ignored by deer and rabbits and excellent for naturalizing.
  • Won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Lupines perform best in full sun in organically richmoderately fertileevenly moist, well-drained soils. They thrive in areas with fairly cool summers and appreciate some afternoon shade in hot summer areas. Provide a sheltered location to protect your Lupines from winds and avoid staking. Apply mulch to keep the root zones cool.
  • Lupines are welcomed additions to bedsborders, and cottage gardens where they add color, height, and structure. For the best visual impact, plant your Lupines in groupsGreat as cut flowers!
  • Deadhead spent flower spikes to promote additional bloom and prevent undesired self-seeding. Provide good air circulation to avoid powdery mildew. Propagate by seed or cuttings in early spring
  • One of the most striking perennials in the late spring garden, Lupines have long been cultivated by gardeners. With their elegant line, exquisite colors, and fine-textured foliage, they create accents and punctuation and look their best when massed or interplanted with geraniums, catmint, and English roses. Developed by English George Russell, these Russel Hybrids present one of the longest and most spectacular floral parades at that time.
  • All parts, particularly the seeds, may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Wear gloves and wash your hands after handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses, toxic to humans.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Leguminosae
Genus Lupinus
Common names Lupine
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 15"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Lupinus rivularis (Riverbank Lupine)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Leguminosae
Genus Lupinus
Common names Lupine
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 15"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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