Lupine (Lupinus Polyphyllus Russell Mix)
Lupine is a perennial that prefers full sun and is tolerant of a wide variety of soils, including nutrient-poor soils.
For best results, nick the hard seed coat (scarification) before planting. Direct sow outdoors in spring once the danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be started indoors 4-5 weeks before the last frost and transplanted outdoors after the last frost date. Sow seeds 1/2" deep and 3-4" apart.
Seeds will sprout in 15-20 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 18-24" apart.
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 36 - 48 inches
Bloom Season: Spring through summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.6 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches