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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pearl lupin tarhui
Lupinus can be annuals, perennials or shrubs, with palmate leaves and showy terminal racemes of pea-like flowers
L. mutabilis is an erect, bushy annual with blue-green leaves of seven to nine leaflets and upright spires of small, pea-like flowers with pale purple-blue keels, yellow standards and deep blue wings. The seeds can be processed to make them edible
Toxicity All parts, including unprocessed seeds, may cause severe discomfort if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, light, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light, dappled shade
Propagate from seed (indoors or outdoors)
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Deadhead to encourage more flowers
Pests May be affected by slugs and lupin aphid
May be subject to powdery mildews, rots, a leaf spot and a virus
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