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Lupine Gallery Blue

Gallery Blue is the most popular perennial garden lupines, growing 18-24 inches tall. Even rich blue color. (Lupinus)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 18-24" tall, 15-18" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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SKU 1LUP
Common Name Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Everybody loves lupines. And most lupine species are American wildflowers. From coast to coast they are loved...the famous Pacific coast lupines, the Texas Bluebonnet, and the widespread Wild Blue Lupine of the eastern US.

But when it comes to hybrids, there is really only one group--the world-famous Russell Lupines. They were created by crossing several lupine species, most notably blue L. polyphyllus, a native of the Pacific Northwest. By careful hybridization and years of work, a man named George Russell in England perfected the multicolored strains in 1937, and they've been the standards ever since.

The Gallery Hybrids are considered a dwarf form, since many lupines are very tall plants. Gallery Hybrids grow to only about 18 in an endless array of colors and bi-colors.

Growing Lupines These prized plants are not hard to grow, and in fact, many of the wild species are permanent features in wildflower meadows. (See our Individual Species List for seeds of several native species including Texas Bluebonnet.)

The Russell Hybrids are a bit more fussy. They are best where soils are rich and conditions are cool. In zones 4 and 5 they are fine, but considered a short-lived perennial, even in New England. From Zone 6 south, they grow beautifully, but are hard to preserve and should be planted as annuals.

One of my favorite perennial author/experts, Alan Armitage, says, Flowers more perfect than those of the lupine hybrids are difficult to imagine.

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  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

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    3.0

    need patience

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    from St. Louis, Missouri

    About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Beautiful When They Bloom

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Blue:

        These require patience. I have one two years old and it has not bloomed yet, but does have large interesting leaves. I have no idea how large it will get or how long it will take to bloom. The plant arrived healthy and is growing well. They like water so it is planted near my lilies.
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        5.0

        "Beautiful in every way"

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        from Phila, PA

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Tricky to get established

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Blue:

        Once established this compact lupine is beautiful and dramatic, right down to its foliage (beautiful star shaped leaves that capture the morning dew in an enchanting way). Let flowers go to seed, and you'll have several more plants the next spring.

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        5.0

        lupins is a pretty flower

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        from roseau minnesota

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Blue:

        lov blue lupines

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        lupins is a pretty flower

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        from roseau minnesota

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • None

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        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Blue:

        nice healthy plant

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        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        How can you Resist!

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        from Milwaukee, WI

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Blue:

          I love lupine. they are the perfect welcome to my garden.

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