How to Grow Lupins

Posted by Amber Williams on 16th Mar 2022

How to Grow Lupins


This cottage garden favourite is a staple for many gardeners for a reason! Their quintessential aesthetic and range of colours make it a must-have for any summer display.

If you’re a rookie when it comes to gardening and would like to know how to grow lupins, then you’re in the right place. Here’s how to grow our Lupin modules.

When to Plant Lupins

Our lupins are supplied as module plants. This is one of the easiest ways to grow your favourite seasonal plants and blooms, as you simply pop them into the ground and leave them to grow!

The best time to plant lupins is from mid-Spring to early summer. This could be anywhere between April to June. Ensure that if you plant them later in the season, water them well as the weather becomes warmer.

How to Grow Lupins

Lupins prefer being positioned in the garden somewhere that gets lots of sunlight. They could also survive in partially shaded areas, like under tall plants and flowers. Ensure your soil is well-drained, using horticultural grit before planting in holes through beds and in containers to allow the soil to drain freely.

Our modules are incredibly easy to plant. Simply remove them from their tray or pot and place them in their new homes, whether that be in a bed or container with the plant’s soil level staying the same as when it was in its original pot.

Water these plants regularly, especially during hot spells in the summer. If the soil on top and a few inches deep is dry, give it a good glug of water to ensure it reaches the root.

Where to Plant Lupins

As long as they get enough sunshine and they stay in moist soil, Lupins will thrive anywhere. As they can grow quite tall, we suggest planting them in the back of the border where they can add height to your displays.