Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'
Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'

Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'

Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'

1 bare root — £7.43

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Description

Throughout June and July, Lupinus 'Towering Inferno' blazes brightly, its fiery coral red flowers putting on a rich, glowing spectacle. The dramatic lupin cultivar 'Towering Inferno' is one of the earlier to come into flower, meaning it can work particularly well with a slightly later companion such as Lupinus 'Gladiator' to give you an extended flowering period.  

To see your red 'Towering Inferno' lupins at their best, give them a sunny spot, in well-draining soil. Resist the temptation to add manure or compost to the planting hole, as lupins do best in poorer soils. Given too many nutrients, they’ll be all leaf no flower! Deadhead throughout the growing season to encourage more blooms. Straight after Lupinus 'Towering Inferno' has finished flowering, give the whole thing a light chop to above 15cm above ground, then leave to die back naturally over winter (lupins don’t like a hard, autumn cut back). 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Lupinus 'Towering Inferno'ᴾᴮᴿ

  • Flower colour

    Fiery red, coral

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1.2m

  • Established spread

    50cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Lupinus 'Towering Inferno' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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