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Russell Lupine Seed Mix

SKU: AM015973
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1/4 pound
$14.95
1 pound
$44.95
5 pounds $39.45/lb
$197.25
10 pounds $36.95/lb
$369.50
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Overview
The Russell Lupine Mix creates a dramatic, colorful statement with tall flower spikes that bloom in a variety of shades. Like all lupines, this mixture is very easy to grow and will quickly become a permanent fixture in your wildflower meadow or garden. Russell Lupine is deer resistant and the colorful blooms call to be cut and brought inside for summer arrangements! All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Lupinus polyphyllus
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings, Soil Enhancing
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 272 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,090 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 5,450 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 10,900 sq ft.
Bloom Time
Spring to summer

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."