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The iconic multi-colored quilt of lupines everyone loves. Growing to about 18 inches tall. (Lupinus)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
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 101PER
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 101PER
Common Name Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
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
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

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        Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery:

        As always the plant came in perfectly healthy and ready to plant. The only problem was the excessive heat!!!! We had such a drout in MO this summer it was very hard on plants that where not very well established. I have always loved lupine so I will be trying again next year.

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        from Pasco, WA

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        • Plants were dead

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        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery:

        Most of the Lupines when they arrived were in BAD condition, the majority of them looked dead when I unpacked them and they have not recpvered. Not sure I care to order plants from here again.

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          Comments about American Meadows Lupine Gallery:

          I placed these in front of two wall-mounted trellises of clematis to provide a little bit of shade for the clematis feet. What a perfect choice! The range of colors highlight provide a beautiful contrast to the clematis while providing an interesting backdrop. These beauties are spectacular!

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          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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