Lupine Russell Mix Lupinus Polyphyllus Russell is a herbaceous perennial native to North America. Lupine Russell Mix seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors in spring or fall. Russell Lupine is a vigorous, fully hardy plant that spreads about 12 to 16 inches wide, creating a bushy mat of bright-green foliage beneath the striking, erect, 3 foot tall spikes of pink, rose-mauve, pale-yellow, light-blue, medium blue, dark-blue, blue-violet, violet, lavender, purple, dark-purple, white, pea-like flowers. The tall, tower-like Lupine Russell blooms appear in late spring and summer attracting hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies and opening from the bottom up for an even longer bloom time.
Lupine Russell Mix fills the summer garden with bright color and great vertical accent, and this Lupine is an outstanding perennial flower for the back of the border or for the sunny bed. It is recommended to soak Lupinus Polyphyllus seeds in warm water overnight for the best germination, and the established Russell Lupine is a source of vibrant, majestic colors, and Lupine is a trouble-free, reliable garden performer that will bring many years of delight from a single sowing. Lupinus Polyphyllus grows well in full sun or partial sun and makes a long-lasting cut flower.
Height: 48 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 3-9
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 14-35 Days