Flowers Lupine Perennial Lupine

Perennial Lupine

Seed

Product ID: 1820

Spectacular spires in shades of deep blue to purple.

These hardy perennials are long-lived and require very little maintenance. The flowers look great in a meadow or garden, as well as bouquets. Attracts and provides a food source for bees. Stems are stiff, erect 1-2' spikes densely covered with ½" pea-like flowers. Perennial in Zones 4-8. Ht. 30-36". Avg. 1,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
All parts of this plant are poisonous, including the seeds. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.

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$3.95
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1 Ounce

$5.55
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1/4 Pound

$12.35
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1/2 Pound

$20.90
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1 Pound

$34.55
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C). Soak seed overnight or scarify to promote germination.

SOWING: Transplant: Sow 4-8 weeks before planting out. Sow 2-3 seeds directly into cell packs (nothing smaller than a 32 tray) or individual containers. Cover seed, as darkness aids germination. Thin to one plant per cell or container when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outside in early spring. Roots of lupines are fragile and once restricted will produce inferior plants and flowers. When plants are ready to transplant, do not delay planting. Established plants do not transplant well, so it is best to plant where they will be left undisturbed.
Direct seed: Sow seeds in early spring, as soon as soil can be worked. Sow 1/4" deep. Thin when true leaves appear.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, slightly acidic soil.

PLANT SPACING: 18-24".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-8.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when 80% of blooms on spike are open.

USES: Cut flower. Borders, masses, cottage gardens, or wildflower meadows.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Lupinus perennis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
365 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Wildflower Wildflower
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Heirloom Heirloom
HL = Heirloom. Seeds which have been saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Wildflower