Russel Mix Lupine
Bi-color towers of bloom, in shades of pink, buff, bronze, rust, red and blue on 3' plants. These gorgeous June bloomers will naturalize without too much trouble.
Perennial, Zones 4-7
Germination: 7-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 55-65ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛”, soaking seeds for up to 24 hours aid the germination
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 55-65ºF soil temperatures until germination. Sow into 3-4” sized containers or pots, seedlings do not like to be root bound. Using peat, cow, or paper pots can help with the stress of transplanting, they grow delicate roots and successful transplanting may be challenging. Transplant 24-30” apart after the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors in early to mid-spring
Growth Habit: Upright branching
Height and Width: 24-36” by 24-36”
Spacing: 24-30” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in the second season
Uses: Cut flowers, borders, cottage and wildflower gardens, deer resistant
Care: Deadhead to encourage more flower production.