Russel Lupin Mixed Seeds - Lupinus Russell Hybrids
25 seeds open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
This is one of the essential plants in my meadow garden. They add height, colour and texture to the garden. Russell Lupins are a herbaceous perennial, native to USA and Mexico. Soft palmate foliage appears in early Spring which is grey green in colour held by soft stems. The foliage forms a clumping mound. Late Spring through Summer stunning upright spikes appear carrying cylindrical pea-style flowers, up to 100 individual buds on each stem. The flowers range in a variety of colours including white, orange, blue, pink, yellow, cream, burgundy, purple and bicolour flowers. The buds open upwards. These plants require full sun to part shade position that has well drained humus rich soil. Sow seeds direct as these plants have a long tap root and cannot be moved. Plants grow to 1m in height. Dead head flowers for more blooms and to stop the plants setting seeds.
Russell Lupins are excllent cut flowers.
Seeds are sown in autumn or spring. It is recommended to soak seed overnight before planting in permanent positions or seed raising pots. If you direct sow without soaking before hand, ensure your site is well watered and kept most. Plant seeds to around 1cm deep with a spacing of 50cm. Germination will take up to 21 days. Seedlings should be planted out when small, as these plants dislike root disturbance. Plant in full sun to semi-shade in a well drained site. Flowering is around 32 weeks.