Lupinus – West Country ‘Rachel de Thame’

Garden Height
24 - 36
18 - 24
18 - 24
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Pink, White
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections
  • Bold Colors,
  • Sturdy Habit,
  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Bold Colors,
  • Sturdy Habit,
  • Attracts Butterflies

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes

Lupine prefer to be grown in well drained and slightly acidic soil. We recommend deadheading your Lupine for extended bloom time.

Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes

Lupines make a great cut flower and are deer resistant.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Consistent

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-9
7-9" Pot : 9-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None needed

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Good air circulation and water drainage are important. Use a moisture retentive but well drained soil mix.

  • Proven Winners
  • Proven Winners