Lupin The Governor 40 seeds
\nOne of the Russel hybrids, this variety produces stunning deep blue flowers and attractive dark green foliage. Will flower in the first year if sown early.
Sow lupin seeds early spring through the summer, in fine seed compost, in small pots, 2 seeds per pot. Alternatively perennial flowers are sown in late summer and then overwintered in cool conditions in an unheated greenhouse or outside.
Transplant the seedlings into bigger pots when large enough to handle, and keep them in warm conditions till late spring or early summer, before planting out to final position. The plants will flower the second year. If you grow them in a rich soil, the plants produce many beautiful spikes during the season.