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.
Season: Perennial 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
Temperature: 68F 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