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Lupine Gallery

These are the world-famous multi-colored lupines everyone loves. Growing to about 18 inches tall. (Lupinus)

Item Size

Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

Price: $9.95

Sale: $4.98

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Details:

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 101PER
Common Name Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
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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        5.0

        Sooo disapointed

        By Arlene

        from Barnhart, MO

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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.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
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              Dead Plants When they arrived

              By Unhappy

              from Pasco, WA

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              Pros

              • Low Maintenance

              Cons

              • Plants were dead

              Best Uses

              • 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.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
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              Stellar Performer

              By the librarian

              from Hyde Park, NY

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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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                Shipping

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

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                As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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                  Bearded Iris Blackalicious

                • Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

                  Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

                • Garden Gloves

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