Gallery Blue Lupine

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'Gallery Blue' Lupine grows 18-24 inches tall and shares its saturated indigo blooms in early summer. Pollinators are drawn to the nectar-rich spires of densley-packed, sweet pea-shaped blossoms, but deer and rabbits will leave them alone. Showy, palmate foliage makes a great backdrop for late-season blooms after 'Gallery Blue' finishes its summer show. (Lupinus)
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size18-24" tall , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
SizePlant - 3" Pot
SKUAM014429

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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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.

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SKUAM014429
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
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
Green clumps of palmate leaves.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings
Additional Information
Spr/Sum
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to all cattle grazing animals.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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