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Lupinus albus

White lupin

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height1.1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green-silver

Description

Lupinus albus (White lupin). This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 18C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 24C.

Characteristics

Annual, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

S. Europe to Asia

Interest and use

Raw material

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They prefer climates with cool wet winters and long dry summers. They should be planted in full sun with well-drained, moderately fertile, slightly acidic sandy soil. They need plenty of water in the growing season. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn, and cuttings or division in early spring.

Propagation

By seed for species when fresh in autumn, and forms by basal cuttings from non-flowering side-shoots in spring or early summer. You can also propagate by seed, when fresh in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to fungal rot, leaf spot, slugs and mildew

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