Growing guide

How to grow lupins

Lupins are classic cottage-garden plants with bold, colourful flower spikes. These easy-to-grow sun-lovers also work well in formal borders, gravel gardens, containers and more, so do give them a try.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow in an open, sunny position 
  • Best in well-drained neutral to slightly acid soil
  • Flowers in a vast range of colours
  • Tall plants may need staking 
  • Flowers attract pollinating insects
  • Grow new plants from cuttings or seeds 

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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