Lupine Red Shades

Lupinus

$10.95 ea. (3+ discount) $10.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: LURS

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Lupines offer a dramatic display when planted in masses. Stunning red spikes of tightly packed, sweetpea-like flowers rise from bushy mounds of soft green finger-like leaflets. Will grow into well-established clumps with many stems emerging from a single base. Spring shipping only.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 3-5'
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Red
Accent: Red
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.