Lupine - Russell Mix - Lupinus polyphyllus
Perennial Open Pollinated. This cultivar has been carefully selected for a variety of colors. Enjoy the beauty and hardiness of lupine. Tall flowers bloom in colors from purple to pink to yellow to white. Beautiful when planted in mass. Pack covers approximately 10 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 20" apart when plants reach 1" tall.
Flowers: Deer resistant. Blooms spring to summer
Attracts: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Soil: Prefers slightly acidic, well drained soil
Native: Western US
USDA Zone: 3-9
Plant In: Fall
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Days to Germinate: 15-20 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-4'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Perennial for Garden and Naturalizing Lupinus polyphyllus 'Russell Mix' Height: 30-48 Bloom Season: Spring/Summer Seeding Rate: Use 125 seeds/sq ft (~140 seeds/pack)
This is the first year they've bloomed and they are beautiful and impressive. I got white, pink, two types of purple from five plants I raised. I got great germination on the seeds and when I transplanted them I saw nitrogen fixing nodes on the roots which was really cool.Review by Stephanie (on 5/1/13)
My lupine was spectactular this year after sowing the seeds in a 1 gallon pot two springs ago and then transplanting to the ground in the fall. The first year I had a few blooms but this season they were loaded and the swallow tail butterflies flocked to them.Review by linnie (on 7/3/12)