Lupinus Gallery Red

£6.99

  • Plant Fact File:
    • Plant Type: Perennial
    • Common Name: Lupine ‘Gallery Red’
    • Botanical Name: Lupinus polyphyllus ‘Gallery Red’
    • Mature Height: 30-45 centimeters (12-18 inches)
    • Spread: 30-45 centimeters (12-18 inches)
    • Growth Habit: Upright, Clump-Forming
    • Foliage: Palmate, Green
    • Flowers: Red, Spiky
    • Flowering Period: Late Spring to Early Summer
    • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
    • Aspect: Full Sun to Partial Shade
    • Soil Type: Well-Draining, Moist, Rich
    • Uses: Border Plant, Container Plant, Cottage Garden Plant, Cut Flower

    Description:

    Lupinus polyphyllus ‘Gallery Red’, commonly known as Lupine ‘Gallery Red’, is a compact and colorful perennial prized for its striking red flowers and lush foliage. This cultivar belongs to the ‘Gallery’ series, which is renowned for its dwarf stature and prolific flowering. ‘Gallery Red’ typically forms dense clumps of palmate green foliage, from which emerge tall spikes adorned with densely packed red flowers. The vibrant blooms add a bold splash of color to borders, containers, cottage gardens, and cut flower arrangements.

    Key Features:

    • Compact Growth Habit: One of the main attractions of Lupinus ‘Gallery Red’ is its compact growth habit, making it ideal for smaller gardens, borders, and containers. Unlike some taller lupine varieties, ‘Gallery Red’ reaches a modest height of 30-45 centimeters (12-18 inches), allowing it to fit into a wide range of garden settings without overwhelming other plants.
    • Bold Red Flowers: The standout feature of ‘Gallery Red’ is undoubtedly its vibrant red flowers, which appear in late spring to early summer atop tall spikes. The densely packed flower spikes create a striking display in the garden, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies with their nectar-rich blooms. The bold color of the flowers makes ‘Gallery Red’ a focal point in any landscape, adding drama and visual interest to beds and borders.
    • Long Flowering Period: Lupinus ‘Gallery Red’ blooms from late spring to early summer, providing weeks of continuous color in the garden. The abundant flower spikes keep the plant looking attractive throughout the flowering season, ensuring a lasting impact in beds, borders, and containers. Regular deadheading can prolong the flowering period and encourage additional blooms.
    • Easy to Grow: ‘Gallery Red’ is relatively easy to grow and thrives in a wide range of growing conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining, moist, and rich soil. Regular watering during dry periods and mulching around the base of the plant can help maintain soil moisture levels and support healthy growth. While lupines are generally low-maintenance plants, they may benefit from occasional fertilization to promote vigorous flowering.

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