General Discussion:

"wild" lupins


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From:Date:Zone:
Sheila13-Jun-06 09:36 AM EST 2b   
Marric13-Jun-06 04:16 PM EST   
Marric13-Jun-06 04:16 PM EST   
Nancy13-Jun-06 05:49 PM EST 5   
Cynthia08-Aug-08 03:21 PM EST 3a   
Shawn15-Aug-08 05:24 PM EST   
Mikayla18-Aug-08 12:39 AM EST 8   
Cynthia19-Aug-08 12:13 PM EST 3a   
Shawn22-Aug-08 03:46 PM EST   


Subject: transplanting lupins
From: Sheila
Zone: 2b
Date: 13-Jun-06 09:36 AM EST

In the empty lot next to me there are lupins growing like crazy, every year there are more of them and they are growing taller. I would like to transplant some into my empty lot or if I could seed them and plant them that would be great. Any hints on how to do this? (I did ask the lot owners permission and they are fine with it but have no idea how to do it.)


Subject: RE:
From: Marric
Zone:
Date: 13-Jun-06 04:16 PM EST

Sounds like you found a gold mine! I love lupins. To bad there's nothing like that around here. If you want to collect seeds, which would probably be your best choice, wait til the seed pods are brown. If the plants are so prolific, maybe you can take them home and just spread the seeds in a bed. Lupins are notorious for selfseeding. Another option would be to dig up the plant you want, making sure you get a lot of soil around the rootball. Lupins hate having their roots disturbed. Good luck! M


Subject: RE:
From: Marric
Zone:
Date: 13-Jun-06 04:16 PM EST

Sounds like you found a gold mine! I love lupins. To bad there's nothing like that around here. If you want to collect seeds, which would probably be your best choice, wait til the seed pods are brown. If the plants are so prolific, maybe you can take them home and just spread the seeds in a bed. Lupins are notorious for selfseeding. Another option would be to dig up the plant you want, making sure you get a lot of soil around the rootball. Lupins hate having their roots disturbed. Good luck! M


Subject: RE:
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 13-Jun-06 05:49 PM EST

Lupins are one of those that don't like to be transplanted, so either dig small seedlings or gather and scatter seed. You should still be able to move this year's seedlings as long as you take a good sized scoop of soil with it. Perhaps you'll have plants big enough to bloom next year.

Enjoy!


Subject: RE: PEI lupins
From: Cynthia
Zone: 3a
Date: 08-Aug-08 03:21 PM EST

We just returned from a lovely vacation in Prince Edward Island and bought some wild lupin seeds while there. They grow wild all over PEI and the deep purple ones are our favourites. We were told to either a)pot the seedlings in the house over the winter and then transplant outdoors in early spring; or, b) plant the seeds directly outdoors in early fall and they will bloom in the spring. Does anyone know which way would be better? Thanks for any advice to a neophyte outdoor gardener!


Subject: RE:
From: Shawn
Zone:
Date: 15-Aug-08 05:24 PM EST

Most lupins do start best with in situ sowing of the seeds. Do note that the seeds you get from a plant can be the culmination of many colours, making it a joy when they do flower.This year my wild flower pasture was awash with blues, reds and yellows. last year was mauves, whites and pinks. Word of warning....although beautiful, they can become quite weedy in smaller gardens and will spread everywhere.


Subject: RE: wild lupins
From: Mikayla
Zone: 8
Date: 18-Aug-08 12:39 AM EST

Would wild lupins grow well under pine trees?


Subject: RE: wild lupins
From: Cynthia
Zone: 3a
Date: 19-Aug-08 12:13 PM EST

Thanks, Shawn and all. I'll sow the seeds directly in the ground this fall, and be careful to plant in areas where they won't overwhelm my other plants.


Subject: RE:
From: Shawn
Zone:
Date: 22-Aug-08 03:46 PM EST

lupins will grow under pines but not very well. Their growth will be stunted and they will probably not flower


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