Flowers Lupine

Russell's Extra Choice Mix

Lupine Seed

Product ID: 1130

Hardy, long-lived, and easily maintained.

Includes white, pink, violet-blue, red, yellow, peach, and bicolors. Does best where summers are cool. Attracts and provides a food source for bees. Stems are stiff, erect, 1-2' spikes densely covered with ½" pea-like flowers. Also known as bigleaf lupine and big-leaf lupine. 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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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.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, slightly acidic soil.



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 polyphyllus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
365 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
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
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Heirloom Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets 61