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Lupine Gallery Red

Gallery Red is the most popular perennial garden lupines, growing 18-24 inches tall. Even rich red 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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Details
SKU 3LUP
Common Name Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated 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
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers
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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        3.0

        Healthy Plant

        By Alpine Gardener

        from Black Mountain, NC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Erosion Control
        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Red:

        The plants are healthy and grew during the summer but did not bloom. I am hoping that they will bloom next year.

         
        1.0

        Did not grow!

        By Lauri

        from Forsyth, GA

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              Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Red:

              I planted several of these lupines and they did not grow. They eventually just disappeared. I guess they didn't like Georgia?

               
              4.0

              They really did come on time

              By Purple Daisy

              from Orchard Park, NY

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Hardy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Patio

                Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Red:

                Last Fall I purchased three Lupine Gallery Red plants on sale for a remarkably low price, which were promised to be sent in the spring at a time appropriate for the area I live in (western New York). After thinking and planning about my gardens through the cold and snowy winter I've recently begun cleaning out and preparing my gardens. Yesterday arrived my Lupine plants! Nicely packaed with care, and plants peeking out of the box (they seem to be nearly a foot tall, nicely green and healthy looking). This weekend I'll plant them in my patio garden (I live in a townhouse so all I have is a patio garden)and I'll also try one of the plants in a large container pot I purchased. I am sooo excited!

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                5.0

                Totally satisfied

                By IronBoib

                from San Jose, CA

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

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                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery Red:

                  First of all, I was blown away by the packaging. I know that has nothing to do with the contents but sending flowers can be a nightmare. Really trick packaging with a full color picture on each compartment so no guess work when I go to plant. The red lupines I ordered came in fresh and alive, no wilted leaves and they looked really healthy. So all in all, the entire order was a pleasing experience. I simply can't wait to get them in the ground tomorrow. Would I recommend them to a friend? Absolutely!

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                  Shipping

                  Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                  • Garden Gloves

                    Garden Gloves

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