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Russell Blend Lupine Seeds

Russell Blend Lupine Seeds

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This 1937 selection from England contains an array of colors on tall spikes that are quite dramatic when planted in mass, and in groups in a mixed border. A short-lived perennial in USDA zones 4–7, Russell lupines were developed to be grown as annuals in warmer climates, so everyone can enjoy its statuesque beauty.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Fabaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Short lived perennial in USDA zones 4–7. Grown as annual in mild climates.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Late spring to summer

Plant Dimensions: 36"–48" tall

Variety Info: Multiple ½" flowers on spikes. May include white, yellow, pink, orange, red, salmon, lavender, blue, purple, and bicolors.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. In mild climates, can be sown in late summer for bloom the following spring.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground.

Days to Emerge: 15–25 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seed every 18"–24"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning when 1/3 of the flower buds have opened.