This perennial puts on a spectacular display of color year after year. The shape of the flowers is a towering spike of red, yellow, blue, pink or white in either solids or bi-colored flowers. And because this flower is a wildflower, it’s easy to grow. The Russell Lupine is a summer flower that grows as high as 18 inches. The flowers are perfect as cut flowers in a vase and make an interesting addition to flower arrangements.
The Russell Lupine will bring butterflies and hummingbirds from far and wide to its huge blooms. The flowers open from the bottom first, gradually opening along most of the foot-tall bloom spikes. These flowers started as meadow wildflowers, so they are easy to grow and hardy under most conditions. They will thrive in either full sun or partial shade. They require little care, though they do prefer rich soil. The occasional fertilizer will keep them growing and nourished. The plants grow to a width of up to 16 inches. They make great border plants or flowers for the back row of a flower bed. The seeds are packaged and germination tested for the current year.
Blooms from June through August
Grows to a height of 15-18 inches
Plant seeds at a depth of 1/8-1/4 inch
Germination is in 15-75 days
Nick the seeds to speed up germination, you can also soak them overnight in water