Lupine Blue Shades

Lupinus

$9.95 ea. (3+ discount) $9.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: LUBS

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Lupine Russell Hybrids offer a dramatic display when planted in masses. Stunning shades of blue, tightly packed, pea-like flowers rise from bushy mounds of soft green leaves with finger-like leaflets. This beauty will transform your garden border into a tranquil blue sea. Will grow into well-established clumps with many stems emerging from a single base. Spring shipping only.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-5'
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Blue
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Shade Tolerant

Lupine General Information

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.

Lupine Plant Care

Deadheading can prolong blooming. Cut back approx. 6" in mid-late July, then not again until spring to remove winter kill. May require some staking. 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.