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Westcountry Manhattan Lights Lupine

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$27.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Width 2 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4-9

Get ready to be astounded! The amazing color, texture, and form of this highly unusual lupine make it a showstopper. The very large flowers are burgundy purple and yellow. The bright green foliage, resembling palm leaves, provide fabulous texture and shape. This vibrant plant grows to a height of 24-36 inches on strong stems - creating punctuation through the garden, in early summer. Lupinus polyphyllus is a member of the legume (pea) family, thus fixes nitrogen in the soil. The densely packed blooms of 'Manhattan Lights' attract pollinators to your garden.

The growth habit is upright with a mass of sturdy spikes; the bright green foliage is mounding. These plants have few disease and pest problems – they are deer and rabbit resistant – protect them from slugs with copper tape or wildlife-friendly slug pellets. They are tolerant of drought. The garden lupine is a perennial herb native to western North America. This beauty was bred by a British nursery, Westcountry Nurseries, in Devonshire. Lovely in city gardens and courtyard gardens, it is a staple of the cottage garden. Use it in the border in a stunning mass planting or as a striking specimen or focal point. A very suitable cut flower, cut when about ¾ of the flowers are open to last longer.

Westcountry Manhattan Lights Lupine Care

Choose a sheltered location to protect it from the wind and avoid staking. Dig a hole in well-drained soil. Mulch to keep the roots cool. The plant needs good drainage. Water consistently with the equivalent of 1inch of rain each week. There is no need to fertilize, as too much may result in excessive foliage growth. It is happiest in part sun to sun in a sandy or clay soil with a pH that is slightly acidic.

By deadheading your lupines, you will extend the bloom time. Winter care is simple – just give them a good mulch. They are best grown in the ground because when planted in pots they may become weak and susceptible to attacks by aphids. If your lupines fail to bloom it may be because they have too much sun or heat.

Westcountry Manhattan Lights Lupine Spacing

Plant them in groups for the best visual impact, or plant them in large drifts among ornamental grasses. Space your plants 24-inches apart, measured center to center.

Westcountry Manhattan Lights Lupine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Width: 2 Feet
Plant Spacing: 2 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Shade: Burgundy Purple & Yellow
Seasonal Interest: Spring Early Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green Shades
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Uses: Border Plant Cut Flower Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Lupinus polyphyllus 'Manhattan Lights'
SKU:
LUPML

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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