LUPINUS polyphyllus (Russell Lupine)
This perennial flowering plant, ‘Lupine Russel’ will establish a deep root system within the first growing season. Very striking, bold upright spikes are dense with pea-like flowers in intense blues to creams. Best place at the back of the border for cutting or naturalizing. Attractive Foliage and prefers cool weather. Colorful blooms call to be cut and brought inside for summer arrangements. Almost all garden lupines today are hybrids of the true Russell hybrids due to their ease of cross pollinating.
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Scientific Name: Lupinus Polyphyllus
Common Name: Russell Lupine
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: North America from British Columbia and Alberta south to California, East
Height: 12-36 "
Spread: 18-24 "
Habitat: Shaded Habitats, Oak Savanna and Pine Barrens
Zone: USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7
Exposure: Full Sun, Tolerate some shade
Blooming Season: Spring, Summer
Attracts: Humming Birds
Resistant: Deer Resistant
Flower Color: Shades of purple, blue, pink, red, white, yellow and other exciting bi-colors
Moisture: Plentiful Moisture
Water Requirement: Normal watering required
Soil Type: Well-drained, Dry and sandy soil
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Ornamental uses, Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers