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Gallery Blue Lupine

 

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

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 1LUP

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 1LUP
Common Name Gallery Blue Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus x intermedia Gallery Blue
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Flower Size 4-12" flowers
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Green clumps of palmate leaves.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Great for Mass Plantings
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to all cattle grazing animals.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsGallery Blue Lupine
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7)
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    • Personal (6)

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2.0

Stagnant. No growth.

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from Iowa

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Gallery Blue Lupine:

This plant did nothing. Didn't grow, but didn't die. I doubt it will withstand winter. It lost a few leaves.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Flower did poorly, I don't recommend.

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from Fayetteville,NC

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Gallery Blue Lupine:

      Bought several plants and took great care with all of them. This plant never got much bigger than when I received it, and never bloomed.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      need patience

      By 

      from St. Louis, Missouri

      About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

      • Beautiful When They Bloom

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Gallery Blue Lupine:

          These require patience. I have one two years old and it has not bloomed yet, but does have large interesting leaves. I have no idea how large it will get or how long it will take to bloom. The plant arrived healthy and is growing well. They like water so it is planted near my lilies.
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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "Beautiful in every way"

          By 

          from Phila, PA

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • Tricky to get established

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows Gallery Blue Lupine:

          Once established this compact lupine is beautiful and dramatic, right down to its foliage (beautiful star shaped leaves that capture the morning dew in an enchanting way). Let flowers go to seed, and you'll have several more plants the next spring.

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          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          lupins is a pretty flower

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          from roseau minnesota

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Gallery Blue Lupine:

          lov blue lupines

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          lupins is a pretty flower

          By 

          from roseau minnesota

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Gallery Blue Lupine:

          nice healthy plant

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          How can you Resist!

          By 

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Gallery Blue Lupine:

            I love lupine. they are the perfect welcome to my garden.

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            • Personal

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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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