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

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall, 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 3LUP

Plant Information

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.

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
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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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3.3

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3.0

Healthy Plant

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from Black Mountain, NC

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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!

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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

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        from Orchard Park, NY

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        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

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          from San Jose, CA

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          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

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            • Garden
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            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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            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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