Lupin - Russell Assorted Colors Mix ( Lupinus) Lupine Flower Bluebonnet Lupines Open Pollinated Flower
Height to 36 in
Lupins make a statement.
These striking architectural plants are excellent additions to cottage gardens, borders and meadows. Russell Mix creates a unique and colorful statement with spikes that bloom in a variety of shades ranging from coral, pink and red plus blue, white and yellow. Lupins are very easy to grow and is deer resistant. Makes excellent cut flowers as well.
- Prefers sunny site
- Well draining soil
- Lupine seeds can be direct sown in autumn where winters are mild.
- Allow plant to reseed itself or remove brown dry pods and scatter where you want.
- OR start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date; scarify seeds by chipping, or soak in water for 24 hours prior to sowing.
- Sow 1/8″ deep, and maintain a coolish soil temperature of 12-18°C (55-65°F). Seeds should germinate in 14-60 days.
- Very showy display between late spring to mid summer
- Foliage is also decorative; resembles palm leaves with 7-10 segments each
- Perennial shrubs which start into growth after the last frosts, produce their first flush of flowers in late May / June and can continue flowering into early August if dead-headed correctly.
- Cut the plant to the base in fall
- Lupin beans can be eaten raw or cooked. In south america they're often soaked in salt and eaten raw as a snack or roasted and eaten like peanuts
- Lupin flour has been shown to lower blood pressure and insulin sensitivity; lupins are high in protein and fiber
- Attracts bees butterflies and hummingbirds!
- Seed Count: 50