MINARETTE DWARF MIX Lupine
Minarette Dwarf Mix lupine comprises a wide range of clean colors, including blues, reds, yellows, pinks and white. One of the best lupines for small gardens, containers or the front of beds and borders. Plants grow to 20 inches tall.
RUSSELL HYBRIDS SERIES Lupine Seeds
The classic lupines. Produce spectacular, tall flower spikes in late spring and early summer. Winter hardy to zone 4.
NOBLE MAIDEN Lupine
White flowers on 36-40 inch tall plants.
THE CHATELAINE Lupine
Pink and white bicolor flowers. Plants grow to 40 inches tall.
THE GOVERNOR Lupine
Perfect blue and white bicolor flowers on 2-3 foot stems. The Governor lupine grows beautifully with Beauty of Livermere Oriental poppy.
Bicolor, lemon-yellow and cream flowers top the 36-40 inch tall plants.
BAND OF NOBLES MIXED Lupine
Gorgeous flowers of blue, purple, yellow, intense reds, deep pinks, creamy whites along with numerous bicolors. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall.
MY CASTLE Lupine
Intense red flowers top the 3-3.5 foot tall plants.
TUTTI FRUTTI Lupine
Bold, brightly colored flowers in shades of rose, red, orange, yellow, cream, light green, blue and purple, along with many bicolors. Improved breeding has resulted in this superior hybrid lupine. Flower spikes are of the highest quality. Previous to Tutti Frutti lupine, only cutting-grown lupines could provide blooms of this caliber. Plants grow 36 to 40 inches tall, bloom the first year from seed. Winter hardy to Zone 4.
How to Plant Lupine Seeds
Chip lupine seeds with nail clippers, or soak in warm water overnight prior to sowing. Sow in peat pots or cell packs, and lightly cover. Kept at 65-75°F., germination averages 14-21 days. Can direct sow lupine seeds into the garden in groups of 3 or 4 seeds, spaced 24-36 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Growing lupines: Sun or part shade. Will flower the first year when started early. Plants pefer rich, moist soil, and mild temperatures. In hot summer areas lupines are grown as annuals; they are planted in October to flower in March and April. Plants resist deer and rabbits. Nectar rich flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.