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    Default Lupins over winter

    I have a number of lupins in pots and was wondering what i should do with them, should i be bringing them indoors or should i leave them were they are?
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    (most) lupins are hardy aren't they?
    what variety do you have?

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    I have 3 types, gallery red,the chatelaine and manhatton lights, i love my lupins and just wanted to make sure i was treating them right
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    Lupins are hardy perennials Blue. In the ground they would be perfectly hardy over the winter. In pots - like all other plants - they could get frosted. I would move the pots to the warmest part of the garden - south facing and up against a wall. Or you could wrap something round the pots - bubblewrap, hessian, cardboard - anything.
    Even if you do nothing your lupins will probably be fine. Good luck.
    If the worst comes to the worst they're very easy from seed.

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    you could cover them over with some straw and a plant pot to keep the crowns warm and dry as well, but I agree with Alice
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    Great info guys, thanks very much, i have plenty of straw and fleece, guess what i'll be doing today!!
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