HM.CLAUSE has been the specialist of perennials that flower in the 1st year for a long time, well before growing perennials became fashionable!
Already in the 1980s, HM.CLAUSE was innovating when it launched the GALLERY® lupin.
Today, the range includes close to thirty varieties most of which have been put into the Fleuroselect European competition. Some have received a Gold Medal.
The interest in perennials that flower in the 1st year comes first from their reduced growing cycle. It becomes possible, by sowing from January to March, to have plants that flower in the spring of the same year. This represents substantial savings for the grower who will grow these varieties over 3 to 4 months instead of the traditional 6 to 10 months.
The second advantage of these varieties is their compactness, often linked to their flowering quality. The apical dominance, that is, of the main stem of the plant, is lessened. They thus produce more flower stems and therefore more flowers.