Lupin ‘Beefeater’, West Country lupin ‘Beefeater’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Beefeater’ _ ‘Beefeater’ is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with palmate, mid- to dark green leaves and, from late spring into summer, large, erect, terminal racemes of scarlet flowers with orange-flushed throats.
Western United States
Erect flower stem, Clump-forming
All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Flushed orange, Scarlet in Spring; Flushed orange, Scarlet in Summer
Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Lupin aphid , Slugs , Snails
Leaf spot , Powdery mildew
Deadhead to encourage more flowers. Cut back after flowering.
WHERE TO GROW
Lupinus ‘Beefeater’ (Lupin ‘Beefeater’) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.
Cottage/Informal, Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders
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.
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West