The lupines are grown from seed in sunlight and shade.
This is common when there is too much nitrogen in the soil. These are nitrogen fixing plants already. Too much nitrogen will cause leaf growth, but it will have a lack of flowering growth. You can offset this by adding potassium and phosphorus. This will help them to make more flowers, and not take up so much nitrogen. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lupine/growing-lupines.htm
Hello, I’m trying to clear out an old flower bed and looking for help in identifying some plants.
The first is a Wahsington Lupine, and the second is a Wild Geranium.
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We’ve just moved in and these shrubs are in the corner of one of our borders.
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When I brought my lupines, a couple had started to flower. Now, they are in the ground and it is a week later. Some of the lupines are just beginning to produce flowers and others seem to have died. What did I do wrong? How should I care for them?
Once the mature flowers have lived their lifespan, they will fall off. They can be cut below the flowering head once it is done.
The new blooms should continue to fill out.
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It doesn't happen to all the spikes, but to many. Plant is in a container.
I'm not seeing any sign of disease, which leads me to believe one or two things- That a lack of humidity could be the culprit, here, and/or lack of rootspace.
You can try misting on occasion. This may help, but since they have a taproot system, planting in a taller container will be the only way to mitigate root space issues.
For more information on their care, read this article:
I have not planted lupines before as I think they look lovely in my garden. Just would like to know about my question as I do hope it will grow.
It is lovely! I see lots of foliage so do you have other stems coming up? This spike won't get any taller, in fact, when the blooms are spent, if you deadhead the spike, you should get more. Let some of them go to seed so you will increase the number of lupines next spring.
The plant will survive just fine. Flowering and making seed is actually stressful for a plant; add being transplanted to the stress level and the plant will suffer. So losing its bloom makes it easier to focus on good root development. Unfortunately, you will not get a "replacement" bloom for the one that snapped off but you should have a nice display next year.
Hi I have three sets of lupins...blue...in different parts of the garden and they are all healthy looking except the spires are only about three inches tall . .can you help with some advice please? Thank you
Our experts say to encourage blooms with plant food that is high in phosphorus. Here's an article for you: