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Lupinus 'Purple Emperor' (Lupin 'Purple Emperor')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lupinus 'Purple Emperor'

Other names

Lupin 'Purple Emperor'

Genus

Lupinus Lupinus

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Emperor' _ 'Purple Emperor' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with palmate, mid- to bright green leaves and large, erect, terminal racemes of deep purple and cream flowers from late spring into summer.


Lupinus 'Purple Emperor' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Toxicity

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

Flower

Dark-purple, Cream in Spring; Cream, Dark-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 'Purple Emperor' (Lupin 'Purple Emperor') will reach a height of 0.8m 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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Lupinus 'Purple Emperor'

Other names

Lupin 'Purple Emperor'

Genus

Lupinus Lupinus

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Emperor' _ 'Purple Emperor' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with palmate, mid- to bright green leaves and large, erect, terminal racemes of deep purple and cream flowers from late spring into summer.

Native to

Western United States

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Dark-purple, Cream in Spring; Cream, Dark-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 'Purple Emperor' (Lupin 'Purple Emperor') will reach a height of 0.8m 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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