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Perennial Lupine Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $11.95
1 Pound
Price: $28.95
5 Pounds
Price: $139.95
10 Pounds
Price: $269.95

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Quick Overview

A must for all meadows, a field of lupines creates an amazing spectacle in late spring and summer. We like to combine them with later-blooming flowers for an extended season of color. Perennial.

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Details
SKU LUPG
Common Name Perennial Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus perennis
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 12-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 22,679
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native to Most of the US and Canada east of the Mississippi
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description

Two of the major wild perennial lupine species of North America are now hopelessly crossed and confused by almost every seed grower. L. perennis, the basic blue wild species has been mixed with the taller L. polyphyllus (originally from the Pacific northwest and also blue) which was used years ago to make the famous “Russell Hybrid Lupines” in reds, yellows, and bicolors. So today, what you plant should be mostly blue, but may show some breaks to the other colors, adding a rainbow to your meadow. The blue-flowered plants are always the most permanent.

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4.0

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable growth (8)
  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Low maintenance (7)
  • Vivid colors (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (7)
    • Outdoors (6)
    • Garden (4)
    • Cut flowers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (11), Casual hobbyist (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wild Lupines, perennial

    Used the lupines where the power company cut trees for new power line. Tilled area & sowed seeds. From there it was watch them grow and multiply year after year. Bought another...Read complete review

    Used the lupines where the power company cut trees for new power line. Tilled area & sowed seeds. From there it was watch them grow and multiply year after year. Bought another lb. this year to make it thicker. Love the sight of them & trying to enhance the habitat for the Karner Blue butterfly.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    lupine seed

    Seeds seem to be slow starting, I am hoping that the plants will be bigger next year, and bloom! Had to transplant from seed trays, direct sow in best.

    Seeds seem to be slow starting, I am hoping that the plants will be bigger next year, and bloom! Had to transplant from seed trays, direct sow in best.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FIELD OF LUPINES

    By MELISSA DAVIS

    from DODGEVILLE, WI

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

      I HAVE SPREAD 14 LBS OF PERENNIAL LUPINE SEEDS IN A FIELD SINCE 2009 AND EVERY SPRING THE FIELD IS FULL OF VIBRANT COLOR. NEVER DISAPPOINTED IN THE QUALITY OF THE SEED.

       
      4.0

      Lupine seed

      By Denise

      from Adirobdacks, ny

      About Me Wildflower lover

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Seeds Finally Sprouted

      Cons

      • Still Waiting For Bloom

      Best Uses

      • Dry Soil

      Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

      I realize it might take quite some time to see actual flowers, but so far the seeds have sprouted so I am hopeful

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lupines in bloom....

      By Allan

      from Neshkoro, Wisconsin

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

          I'm restoring about 15 acres of pre-settlement prairie and have used American Meadows for much of it....good prices are an incentive, but more importantly, the quality is excellent. This year I have the first blooms....lupines and many others coloring the front field for the first time. I'm so glad that I found American Meadows....good on-line advice and GREAT service!!! Looking forward to seeing it develop and become more beautiful year after year!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Longer to germinate, but these do well

          By gardening4fun

          from Fishersville, VA

          About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

          Verified Reviewer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                I ordered perennial lupine after using American Meadows' Texas bluebonnet seeds (a short annual variety) and discovering that I liked lupines. I wanted taller heights and returning plants in a section of garden that I hope will be self-sustaining and low-maintenance for many years to come. Having used Texas bluebonnet and having learned that lupine seeds have hard outer shells that sometimes require nicking or soaking in water to facilitate germination, I was uncertain. So, I tested some in peat pellets in a covered Jiffy flat. I sowed some without doing anything special. I used nail clippers to scar/nick the shells of some, and I soaked some in water overnight prior to planting. My poorest results resulted from nicking/scarring the seeds (I presume I nicked too much of the outer shell). I saw no real difference between germination rates for seeds soaked in water and others sown without special preparation. These seeds simply take longer to germinate than many others. It took about 2 weeks for the first sprout to appear in peat pellets. With time more appeared. I have transplanted seedlings into the garden, I have planted seeds pre-soaked in water, and I have strewn unprepared seeds in soil during spring 2013. The plants are coming along nicely, and I really like the multi-petaled foliage. I do not expect blooms on this perennial until 2014. Therefore, I cannot comment on my overall satisfaction. This is the only reason I give it 4 stars now.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                happy to find these "hard to find" seeds

                By sharonbg

                from bowling green OH

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great Service

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildflower Garden

                  Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                  This was a difficult seed to find,but once established is a beautiful flower that attracts the Karner Blue Butterfly which is trying to get re-established in Ohio.

                   
                  1.0

                  NOT ONE BLOOM

                  By The Weekend Gardener

                  from East Hampton, NY

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                        Planted per instructions and not one bloom from 1 pound of seed. Very disappointing.

                         
                        2.0

                        Disappointing

                        By Yooper

                        from Kinross, MI

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Slow Growth

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                            I am not a pro, and I tend to lean towards plants that I can plant once and enjoy year after year. Not sure if I just planted this in a bad location, but I never got any bloom from them.

                             
                            4.0

                            Good

                            By M in MA

                            from Lynn, MA

                            Pros

                            • Long Bloom Time
                            • Pretty
                            • Reliable Growth
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                            • Color Variation
                            • Needs Extensive Watering

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas
                            • Raised Beds

                            Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                            I've had good luck with lupines, with all of them growing quickly, developing beautiful flowers, and spreading quickly; and these were no exception. My only gripe is a little color variation with these lupines, with some of the blooms being pink instead of the purple.

                             
                            2.0

                            33%

                            By Steve

                            from Long Island NY

                            Pros

                            • Low Maintenance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                I bought three items - the russian mammoth sunflowers did ok but the Northeast Wildflower and Perennial Lupine seeds did not yield one single plant. I don't think I did anything wrong but even if i did I assumed something would take root.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Log Cabin Meadow

                                By log cabin gardener

                                from McKenzie Bridge, OR

                                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Low Maintenance
                                • Pest Resistant
                                • Reliable Growth
                                • Vivid Colors

                                Cons

                                • Requires Patience

                                Best Uses

                                • Cut Flowers
                                • Large Areas
                                • Meadow

                                Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                I did a review on these a few years back. The meadow is in its 3rd season, and is amazing everyone who sees it. I travel ALOT and the area gets little care or attention, yet it is stunning to witness the sea of blue it has become. Be patient...and do not worry, you will not be disappointed.

                                 
                                1.0

                                did not take

                                By Bobbie Millinocket's walking path lady

                                from Millinocket ME

                                Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                since the seeds did not take I was wondering if I could get replacements for the seeds that I purchased.

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Perennial Lupine Seeds

                                By Jean-Luc

                                from Essex County Massachusetts

                                About Me Getting Started

                                Pros

                                • None

                                Cons

                                • Didn't grow at all

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                  Located in Northeast Massachusetts. Had a few lupines from years ago from a wild flower mixture from [@], of all places, and the few lupines that took hold would seed a few new plants each year. Last year apparently a lot of seeds took hold and I suddenly had a ton of them; I decided the whole septic field would look good in lupines. Bought 1lb. Planted mid-late spring with the ground damp and cold from recent snow melt. Not a single one of them grew. Not one. Out of 26,000. I am a novice. Pre-novice would be more descriptive.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Wife loves Lupines

                                  By Steve

                                  from Fitzwilliam nh

                                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Low Maintenance
                                  • Reliable Growth

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Border Control
                                    • Erosion Control
                                    • Large Areas

                                    Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                    I used this product to make a large rocky are of my yard look nicer. It was impossible to mow because of rocks and slope. I also put some along the highway in front of my house.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I love lupines!

                                    By Grooms Mom

                                    from New Hampshire

                                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Perfect seed for occasion
                                    • Vivid Colors

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                        We used the seeds in hotel guest bag for a wedding held in June at the Mountain View Grand. The lupine are in season then and it was a perfect reminder of the weekend for guests. Hopefully, lots of them will get planted!

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        These are amazingly dependable.

                                        By Jack

                                        from Columbia County, NY

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Pros

                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Pest Resistant
                                        • Reliable Growth
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                        • Requires Gardening Experience
                                        • Short Bloom Time

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Cut Flowers
                                        • Large Areas

                                        Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                        While Lupine are sometimes hard to get started, the native variety of blue lupine such as these do well if the soil is not too rich and they get water and sun. We have them now established in masses along our stream, and they self seed and spread further each season. Great for naturalized meadow gardens and in beds for June flowers.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Devil may care gardener!

                                        By Casual gardener

                                        from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

                                        About Me Not too much attention

                                        Pros

                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Reliable Growth
                                        • Toss seedsforget them
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Large Areas

                                          Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                          Toss and forget...beautiful blooms year after year! Ordering
                                          more Lupine seeds this year. Decided most showy for least amount of work!

                                           
                                          3.0

                                          very slow growing

                                          By Adamsmom

                                          from Concord, NH

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                          I planted these seeds directly in my garden in several different areas in the spring of '09. It is now almost summer '11 and ONE flower has bloomed out of the pound of seeds I bought. The foliage is doing great, and I thinned them out as directed. I am really hoping I get better blooms next year.

                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great promise

                                          By Larkspur Fan

                                          from Lubbock, TX

                                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great germination rate
                                          • Low Maintenance
                                          • Reliable Growth

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Beautiful plants

                                            Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                            I live in Zone 7 (Texas) where it is very dry. I just installed a drip irrigation system, so that may also be responsible for the success I have had with the perennial Lupine seeds. I soaked the seeds in a glass of water for 24-48 hours and then just scattered them on the ground in my flowerbed in April. Then I walked over the seeds to press them into the ground. With the drip irrigation system watering each night (I have an entirely new flowerbed), the lupine seeds began sprouting almost immediately. One month later and the plants are about 4 inches high.The germination rate was great. I think every single seed (or almost every one) sprouted, even the ones stuck to my shoe and transferred to other parts of the garden. I can't wait to see them bloom next year.

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            lupine seed

                                            By log cabin garden

                                            from McKenzie Bridge

                                            About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Slow Growth

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Border Control
                                              • Cut Flowers
                                              • Large Areas

                                              Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                              Seeds seem to be slow starting, I am hoping that the plants will be bigger next year, and bloom! Had to transplant from seed trays, direct sow in best.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Loved them

                                              By Kathy

                                              from Manchester, NH

                                              About Me Avid Gardener

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate Instructions
                                              • Attractive
                                              • Hardy
                                              • Healthy
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Garden
                                                • Outdoors

                                                Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                                The product is lovely, easy to plant. Does not like to be transplanted, so put in a place you want it to remain. Natural food for Karner Blue butterfly, happy to have it over hybridized varieties.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Lupine is doing very well

                                                By Karen

                                                from Ulster Park, NY

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate Instructions

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Garden
                                                  • Outdoors

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                                  Lupine has come up and is doing very well

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  "Great potted ornamental."

                                                  By Firefly Creek

                                                  from Ellsinore, MO

                                                  About Me Master Gardener

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                                        Potted for sale. Large leafs, benefits from shade and water and sunlight evenly.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business
                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Enjoyin' my Lupine

                                                        By Kathy

                                                        from Rockford, MI

                                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Field
                                                          • Meadow
                                                          • Outdoors

                                                          Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

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                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

                                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Marvelous!

                                                          By Nikki

                                                          from Chelsea, MI

                                                          About Me Avid Gardener

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Attractive
                                                          • Hardy
                                                          • Healthy

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Garden

                                                            Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                                            These have done extremely well in my wildflower field. They bloom beautifully and are faithfully spreading every year from the first 1/2 lb. I spread.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Personal

                                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            best way to grow is from seed!

                                                            By babychops

                                                            from Valley Center CA

                                                            About Me Avid Gardener

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Accurate Instructions
                                                            • Attractive
                                                            • Healthy

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Outdoors

                                                              Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                                              I've been dying to plant these on my hillside but every time I try it with small plants they die. If these are anything like California Poppies you can't transplant them with any success and have to grow from seed. Generous quantity of seed in the 1/4lb packet should cover more than I need, thank you!

                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Wild Lupines, perennial

                                                              By CB

                                                              from Rockford, MI

                                                              About Me Avid Gardener

                                                              Verified Reviewer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Accurate Instructions
                                                              • Attractive
                                                              • Easy To Grow
                                                              • Hardy
                                                              • Healthy

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Outdoors

                                                                Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                                                Used the lupines where the power company cut trees for new power line. Tilled area & sowed seeds. From there it was watch them grow and multiply year after year. Bought another lb. this year to make it thicker. Love the sight of them & trying to enhance the habitat for the Karner Blue butterfly.

                                                                • Primary use:
                                                                • Personal
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                excellent germination and vigor

                                                                By Verdant muse

                                                                from Washington, CT

                                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Accurate Instructions
                                                                • Attractive
                                                                • Hardy
                                                                • Healthy

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Garden

                                                                  Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                                                  The wild lupine seed had excellent germination without soaking. I planted this in a wild flower garden with coreopsis, shasta daisy and rudbeckia. I even threw some additional seeds mid-winter (zone 5b) and they are growing fine. I highly recommend this product for the garden.

                                                                  Service and delivery comments:

                                                                  Excellent customer service, absolutely tops. Most plants were well packed and in fine condition. The few plants which arrived in un-viable condition were replaced or refunded with no hassle.

                                                                  • Primary use:
                                                                  • Personal

                                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  best ever lupines

                                                                  By bev

                                                                  from baltimore, MD

                                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                                                  • Attractive
                                                                  • Drought tolerant
                                                                  • Fragrant
                                                                  • Hardy
                                                                  • Multiply year after year

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Outdoors

                                                                    Comments about American Meadows Perennial Lupine Seeds:

                                                                    Lupine seeds require only tossing out over tilled soil. They have great foliage and wonderful flowers. The American Meadows seeds are a staple for my garden- great germination, yielding masses of colorful lupines year after year.

                                                                    • Primary use:
                                                                    • Personal

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