Lupin - a remarkable legume that can change the acidic soil reaction to neutral.His roommates - nodule bacteria living on its roots provide nitrogen earth, which is fixed in the soil, extracting it from the air.Beautiful, palmovidnye, large leaves make bush lupine elegant, and a variety of color, cone-shaped inflorescences of many flowers give it a certain solemnity.Lupus in Latin means "wolf".And plants such as hardy, undemanding and vitality as the beast.
Lupin will grow on any soil, in any place.Without a transplant can grow 5 to 6 years.This period can be increased if the fall periodically pour the soil to the roots, because it laid bare old plants over time.Lupines bloom in June and July, it is long and luxurious.Fades flower stalks should be cut off at the root, leaving no stumps, because they are hollow and fall in them water can cause rotting of the rhizomes.If you do not give the plant seeding, it will bloom again in August.Lupin taproot, so it does not reproduce by dividing the rhizomes, and t
Lupin can be propagated vegetatively (to save the desired shade or color).To this end, in early spring emerging shoots are separated together with a piece of rhizome and is deposited.In summer you can take cuttings grow back the lateral shoots formed in leaf axils (stepchildren).Well propagated by seeds, sown at any time from May to August, or under the winter in November.However, since cross-pollinated plant, the progeny color splitting occurs.Seedlings usually appear in 15-18 days (sown in November sprout naturally in the spring).At the stage of 5-6 true leaves can be transplanted into place.Distributed lupins, as a rule, self-seeding.Plants, which occasionally appear blue blossoms should be removed, because the wild blue lupine -rodonachalnik all the colorful hybrids and cultivars pereopylilis, he would take the upper hand in the offspring, but because in the future all the varietal lupins gradually wildly.
The plant has almost no pests and the diseases it affects mildew in rainy cold summer, and very rarely gets sick lupine viral disease - mosaic.This plant should be destroyed together with the lump of earth and roots.And against powdery mildew can be used "fitosporin" or do nothing at all.Usually mildew appears after flowering in late summer, but because you can simply cut the plant at soil level, leaving no stumps.But mostly leaves and stems do not clean.
Lupines can be planted in the back or middle ground mixborders or rabatok, on beds, individual plants or groups along the border area.. The scheme of planting 70 x 70 cm There is a fun way of landing - very close to the fern strausnik German.Then lupine flower stalks appear in the "funnel" of fern leaves, and the leaves are below the leaf strausnika.Lupines can be cut for bouquets, but they are in the water for long, not more than a week.