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Lupinus 'Blacksmith' (Lupin 'Blacksmith')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.7m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lupinus 'Blacksmith'

Other names

Lupin 'Blacksmith'

Genus

Lupinus Lupinus

Variety or Cultivar

'Blacksmith' _ 'Blacksmith' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with palmate, mid-green leaves and large, erect, terminal racemes of purple and white flowers from late spring into summer.


Lupinus 'Blacksmith' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Toxicity

All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Purple, White in Spring; White, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Lupin aphid , Slugs , Snails Lupin aphid , Slugs , Snails

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage more flowers. Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Lupinus 'Blacksmith' (Lupin 'Blacksmith') will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in light, moderately fertile, slightly acid to neutral, well-drained soil (sandy soil is best for flowering) in full sun or partial shade. Will not tolerate shade or chalky soil. May need staking.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lupinus 'Blacksmith'

Other names

Lupin 'Blacksmith'

Genus

Lupinus Lupinus

Variety or Cultivar

'Blacksmith' _ 'Blacksmith' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with palmate, mid-green leaves and large, erect, terminal racemes of purple and white flowers from late spring into summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Toxicity

All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Purple, White in Spring; White, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Lupin aphid , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage more flowers. Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lupinus 'Blacksmith' (Lupin 'Blacksmith') will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in light, moderately fertile, slightly acid to neutral, well-drained soil (sandy soil is best for flowering) in full sun or partial shade. Will not tolerate shade or chalky soil. May need staking.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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