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Russell Lupine Seed Mix

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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.

Zones 3 - 8
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-36" tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
SKU LPRMG

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.

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."

Associated SKUs
LPRMG
LPRMQP (1/4 Pound)
LPRMLB (1 Pound)
LPRMLB5 (5 Pounds)
LPRMLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Russell Lupine
Botanical Name Lupinus polyphyllus
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 12-36" tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As 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.
Seeds Per Pound 22,800
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Northeastern and Western United States
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages 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.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsRussell Lupine Seed Mix
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (4)

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5.0

have wild lupines-this should work

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from rush city, mn

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

    planted last fall

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Did not grow

    By 

    from Wauconda, IL

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Russell Lupine Seed Mix:

      I was so looking forward to these guys. I did not have any come up this year. However, I did save about half of my 1/4 pound bag of seed and I am going to try again with a fall planting instead of a spring planting to see if it makes a difference.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Love the Lupines!!!

      By 

      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

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        from Jericho, Vt

        About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

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        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!

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            from Rhode Island

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            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!

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                from Baraboo, WI

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                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.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  space filler!

                  By 

                  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 

                    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!

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I Love Russell!

                      By 

                      from Central Wisconsin

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist, Wildflower lover

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                      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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                        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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