Lupine Woodfield Hybrids offer a dramatic display when planted in masses. Stunning improved strain built on original Russell Hybrids stock with deeper shades of tightly packed flowerstalks that rise from bushy mounds of soft green leaves with finger-like leaflets. These dazzling flowers will transform your border into a rainbow of color, often with lovely bi-colored blooms. Spring shipping only.
Lupine are magnificent in bloom and long-lived. Require lots of moisture during hot summers. Lupines dislike lime. If you are having trouble with them, try a few handfuls of peat in the planting hole. Deadheading to prevent seed formation can help with overwintering. Not a good choice for the humid Gulf states.
Deadhead to prolong blooming. Cut back approx. 6" in mid-late July, then not again until spring to remove winter kill. Needs winter protection in Northern gardens. A light mulch would be beneficial. Division is difficult due to the long tap root, but side shoots can be removed and replanted in the spring.