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Russell Lupine Seed Mix

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1/4 Pound
Price: $9.95
1 Pound
Price: $34.95
5 Pounds
Price: $169.95
10 Pounds
Price: $329.95

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Quick Overview

Russell Hybrid Lupines are the classics: Tall flower spikes in an endless variety of colors. Perennial.

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Details
SKU LPRMG
Common Name Russell Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus polyphyllus
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 12-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 22,800
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
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
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.

Growing Lupines These prized plants are not hard to grow, and in fact, many of the wild species are permanent features in wildflower meadows. They love sandy, loose soil, since they must develop a deep tap root before blooming. In some soils, that takes less than a year; in others (like clay) it can take several seasons.

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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4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (5)
  • Reliable growth (4)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (4), Casual hobbyist (4)

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    5.0

    Love the Lupines!!!

    By Trish

    from Sherburne, NY

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Fragrant
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

      My Lupines are just beautiful. This is the first time I have ordered from American Meadows and will most definitely order from them again. They came highly recommended to me and I have not been disappointed.

       
      5.0

      One of my favorites

      By mikeleeriver

      from Jericho, Vt

      About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

          Have loved Lupines from day one.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So far, perfect!

          By Liz

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

              Planted last fall, good germination rates, sprouted wherever they were planted, are now (late May)about four inches tall with leaves the size of my hand.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Germination!

              By Drummeda

              from Baraboo, WI

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

              • Grasses Can Overwhelm

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

                Seeds were easy to distribute where I wanted them along field edge. They readily sprouted the following spring! Grasses threatened to outgrow them, so I did high spring mowing to allow seedlings to compete with the grasses. Now to see how they develop over the summer! If they develop like those in the mixes, I will have a wonderful field border to my wildflowers.

                 
                3.0

                space filler!

                By Trudy

                from Bradford, N.H

                About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                Pros

                • Low Maintenance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Border Control
                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

                  Really like the lupines.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Try something different!

                  By Melissa

                  from Zionsville

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                  • Requires Gardening Experience
                  • Slow Growth

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

                    Lupines can be great friends and worth trying in a new or an established garden where you would like a 'kick' of color and texture. This see mix germinated well but the new growth required more maintenance than expected-would give it a go!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I Love Russell!

                    By Nancy

                    from Central Wisconsin

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist, Wildflower lover

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Border Control
                      • Cut Flowers
                      • Large Areas

                      Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

                      I bought the Russell lupine seeds when they were on sale - and have to admit that at the time my reason was that Russell is my husband's name. And he's lasted for 34 years so I hoped to have such good luck with the lupine! And am I ever - they are blooming right now in large numbers and absolutely gorgeous! And all I did was put them on the ground last summer and step on them. Mother Nature did the rest - thank you!

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