Lupines Mixed Description
Lupines have fabulous dense flowers, and interesting eight fingered leaves. Huge erect spikes, densely packed, pea-like blooms in late spring to early summer. Flowers from the bottom up with shades of blue, purple, violet, yellow pink, red, white and bicolors. Up to 3 feet tall.
Lupines look best massed in beds, and begin flowering in late spring and early summer, bridging the bloom cycle between spring and summer flowering perennials
Flower best in full sun. Appreciates light afternoon in hot summer areas.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Fast growing, Foliage interesting, Attracts hummingbirds, Rabbit resistant
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- Botanical name:
Lupinus 'Russell Hybids'
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- Sun exposure:
Sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
24"-36" X 18"
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- Bloom season:
Late spring-early summer
Background, Border, Cottage gardening, Massing, Specimen, Wildflower,
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Soil: Prefers a well-drained, moist soil
Light: Full sun to part shade. Lupines appreciate afternoon light shade in warm southern zones. Provide good air circulation
Water: Keep adequately moist
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring
Winterizing: Can be grown as an annual in warmer zones
Maintenance & pruning: Cut flowers back to foliage growth when blooming is completed. Mulch to keep roots as cool as possible
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