Lupinus Rachel De Thame

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West Country Lupin   
Lupin

One of the new West Country Lupins, Lupinus Rachel De Thame is a clump-forming perennial growing to a height of 85 cm with typical palmately divided leaves, in early to mid-summer it produces upright spires of closely packed, bicolour flowers appearing as alternating stripes of pink and white. Beyond its ornamental value, Lupinus ‘Rachel De Thame’ holds cultural significance as a tribute to Rachel de Thame, a celebrated figure in the gardening world. As a renowned British horticulturist, television presenter, and author, Rachel de Thame has inspired countless individuals with her passion for plants and gardening.

Lupinus Rachel De Thame

West Country Lupin

With its majestic spikes adorned in a symphony of colors, this perennial plant stands out amongst others. Named after the esteemed British gardener Rachel de Thame, this Lupin cultivar has garnered widespread admiration among gardeners worldwide for its striking beauty and remarkable resilience.

One of the new West Country Lupins, it is a clump-forming perennial growing to a height of 85 cm with typical palmately divided leaves, in early to mid-summer it produces upright spires of closely packed, bicolour flowers appearing as alternating stripes of pink and white.

Originating from the Lupinus genus, which encompasses hundreds of species commonly known as lupines or lupins, ‘Rachel De Thame’ is a cultivar specifically bred for its exceptional ornamental qualities. It belongs to the Fabaceae family, characterized by pea-like flowers and distinctive palmate leaves. Renowned for their vertical spikes of densely packed blossoms, Lupinus varieties add vertical interest and vibrant hues to garden landscapes, and ‘Rachel De Thame’ is no exception.

One of the most remarkable features of Lupinus ‘Rachel De Thame’ is its exquisite floral display. Each sturdy stem is adorned with densely packed flowers arranged in vertical racemes, creating a stunning visual impact. The blossoms come in an arrangement of pink and white and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to the ecological diversity of the garden.

Furthermore, the plant’s foliage adds to its overall appeal. The palmate leaves, comprised of several leaflets arranged like the fingers of a hand, provide an attractive backdrop to the vibrant blooms. The lush green foliage persists throughout the growing season, offering a verdant contrast to the colorful flowers and enhancing the plant’s ornamental value.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Lupinus ‘Rachel De Thame’ boasts commendable resilience and adaptability, making it a popular choice for gardeners seeking low-maintenance yet strikingly beautiful plants. Hardy, this perennial thrives in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Once established, it requires minimal watering and upkeep, making it an excellent option for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.

Moreover, ‘Rachel De Thame’ is known for its ability to attract beneficial pollinators to the garden. As an integral part of the ecosystem, pollinators play a crucial role in fertilizing plants and ensuring their reproduction. By cultivating ‘Rachel De Thame’ in gardens, enthusiasts not only enhance the visual appeal of their outdoor spaces but also contribute to the conservation of pollinator populations.

Beyond its ornamental value, Lupinus ‘Rachel De Thame’ holds cultural significance as a tribute to Rachel de Thame, a celebrated figure in the gardening world. As a renowned British horticulturist, television presenter, and author, Rachel de Thame has inspired countless individuals with her passion for plants and gardening. The naming of this Lupinus cultivar in her honor serves as a fitting homage to her contributions to the horticultural community and her enduring legacy.

Lupinus ‘Rachel De Thame’ stands as a testament to nature’s beauty and resilience, captivating gardeners with its exquisite floral display and robust growth habit. Named in honor of the esteemed horticulturist Rachel de Thame, this cultivar embodies the spirit of innovation and admiration for the natural world. Whether adorning garden borders, meadows, or containers, ‘Rachel De Thame’ is sure to enchant all who behold its splendor, enriching outdoor spaces with its vibrant colors and timeless elegance.

Plant Size

3 Litre

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