My Castle Lupine Seed

Product ID:4914.544914

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Lupinus polyphyllus

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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150 - 190 Days

Life Cycle

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).

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Perennial

Hybrid Status

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.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

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.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Heirloom Fragrant Grows Well in Containers Attracts Beneficial Insects

My Castle Lupine Seed

Product ID:4914.544914

New! Hardy, long-lived, and easy to maintain perennial.

Part of the Russell Hybrids 'Band of Nobles' Series. My Castle has sweetly scented, rich red blooms that are a standout in bouquets and garden beds. Plants are especially productive for us and produce multiple blooms with stiff, straight stems. In our trials, these first-year flowering plants bloomed in early July in the first year and about a month earlier (early June) from well-established plants in the second season of growing. Bloom quality and productivity were better in the second season, although all plants did produce flowers in the first season. Performs best where summers are cool. Attracts and provides a food source for bees and hummingbirds. 1–2' blooms/spikes are densely covered with ½" pea-like flowers. Lupine is typically resistant to deer and rabbits. Perennial in Zones 4–8.

Specs:

  • Plant Height: 24–40"
  • Packet: 100 seeds
  • Avg. 1,200 seeds/oz

Caution:
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.

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Lupinus polyphyllus

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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150 - 190 Days

Life Cycle

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).

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Perennial

Hybrid Status

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.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

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.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Heirloom Fragrant Grows Well in Containers Attracts Beneficial Insects

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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.

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.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Lupinus spp.

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