Meet MINI Gallery® Pure Blue, the latest addition to HM.CLAUSE’s famous Gallery® Lupins. This beauty presents many spikes in a true deep blue colour held well above the deep green foliage. MINI Gallery® Pure Blue is dwarf, compact, very early flowering and thrives in a full sun position and in well-drained soil. This newcomer will provide a striking centrepiece in the herbaceous border and thanks to its smaller size can now also be used in container combinations or as standalone item in pots. MINI Gallery® Pure Blue adds height and colour to the smallest spot in the garden! Growers will love the shorter production cycle of this Lupin which does not require the use of PGRs. Thanks to MINI Gallery® Pure Blue’s natural branching habit, less seeds are needed to fill a pot. The compact plants are easy to transport and allow production in smaller pots, which can be sold at lower prices. The consumer will be delighted with the many deep blue flowers and in addition to borders, can also plant this cute Lupin in pots, window boxes and small gardens. MINI Gallery® Pure Blue, the perfect Lupin for the terrace or patio!

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Awards

In detail

Fleuroselect awards a Gold Medal to varieties which through their beauty and innovation are breakthroughs in breeding. The judges praised MINI Gallery® Pure Blue for its intense blue colour, earlier flowering and uniform plant habit. Rewarded for its outstanding performance in the Fleuroselect trials, this blue beauty now marvels as a 2017 Gold Medal winner.

Market value

Growers will love the shorter production cycle of this Lupin which does not require the use of PGRs. Thanks to MINI Gallery® Pure Blue’s natural branching habit, less seeds are needed to fill a pot. The compact plants are easy to transport and allow production in smaller pots, which can be sold at lower prices. The consumer will be delighted with the many deep blue flowers and in addition to borders, can also plant this cute Lupin in pots, window boxes and small gardens. MINI Gallery® Pure Blue, the perfect Lupin for the terrace or patio!

Background information

Lupinus is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae and is a much loved garden plant. The tall Russell Lupins, traditionally the most popular, were developed by a gardener named George Russell, who held a fascination for growing different kinds of Lupins. With MINI Gallery® Pure Blue, the French breeder HM.CLAUSE brings the Lupin to the terrace and patio.

 

Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:

More compact and floriferous, 1st year flowering perennial


Colour:

Blue


Flower:

Single, dense spikes


Flowering Period:

June to August (depending on sowing dates)


Type:

Perennial, O.P., diploid


Use:

Bedding plant, Pot plant


Seed:

Approx. 40-50 seeds per gram; germination rate 82%


Plant:

Height 40-50 cm, spread 40 cm, ball shaped plant form


Planting:

Use 14-20 cm pots. Plant out at 40cm x 40cm distance in a sunny spot.


Registration details

Breeder:

HM.CLAUSE


Entry number:

04/15


Protection Period:

8 years


Expiry Date:

2023-12-31