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Lupinus "Camelot Red" commonly known as Lupin or Lupine


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Lupinus "Camelot Red" commonly known as Lupin or Lupine Reply with quote

This is Lupinus "Camelot Red" commonly known as Lupin or Lupine.


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Lupinus "Camelot Red" facts and information.

This cottage garden favourite puts on rapid lush growth and usually flowers prolifically within its first year of planting.
The showy flower spikes continue to add an old-fashioned charm to gardens from June up until September, provided spent flower spikes are removed.
Lupinus "Camelot Red" is a particularly strong and fanciful variety of Lupin, which is an ideal plant for borders or containers.
It grows quite quickly to height of 1 metre (3ft), with a spread of 0.6 metre (2ft).
The leaves of this Lupin also add extra visual interest to the garden with their palmate or finger-like shape.
When planting, always add a good quantity of peat to the planting hole, as Lupins tend to like a slightly acidic soil.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Luppineae
Genus: Lupinus
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Are lupin seeds poisonous? Reply with quote

Hi

I have always thought that lupin seeds were poisonous. I read recently that these seeds are second only to soya for their protein content and are used all over the world as a food source. How is that, are there different types?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just on Lupin seeds, I have a couple of lovely white lupins in my garden which are doing really well. But needless to say at the end of their flowering period they produce a really big head of seed bods - but what do I do with them ? What I have done at the minute is to cut them off, so first thing - did I do right or should I have left them on the plant to dry or mature ???? I have the cut ones in a dry shed (loads of them !!!) and I thought it would be a great idea to plant them along a tatty wooden fence within our large residential green (it would hide the fence and look great) - but when should I do this and how ??? Confused (should I let the seeds dry out then plant them and if so when and how many)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

inishindie, think thats only mature lupin seeds which are poisonous.

iandromiskin, White lupins! Are they nice? My love of lupins was always because of the array of lively colours I could get them in.
I dont think that lupins come true to type from seed, especially kinds such as a white. You may end up with a totally different colour altogether.
The best way to increase your stock true to form would be by division.

back to the seed though, you should wait until the seed pods turn a blackish, then remove the pods from the plants at that time. Leave them in a tray to dry for a few week in a cool room indoors or in the shed away from direct sunlight. then you can break them open and remove the seeds.
To sow, do so indoor in early spring, transferring out later. seeds should be soaked for a day in lukewarm water to soften the hard outer coats, then sown before they get a chance to dry out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

verge wrote:
you should wait until the seed pods turn a blackish, then remove the pods from the plants at that time.


Oopppsss Embarassed - ok so it did it wrong then. Presumably I'll have to throw out all the ones I did pick early ? Still, there is loads more flower so in time i'll still have a lot of seed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

b****** aphids did away with my lupins.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
b****** aphids did away with my lupins.


balding aphids, thats a new one on me. Laughing

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