Collection: Lupine Seeds (Heirloom)

The resilience of this North American wildflower is well recognized. Heirloom lupines grow well in zones 3 through 10. From a total of 200 cultivars, Eden Brothers has chosen the finest eight for cut flower production. There's something for every grower and environment among these selections, which include both annual and perennial species in a spectrum of hues. Eden Brothers' "Loopy" Lupine Seed Mix, which comprises seven easy-to-grow lupines for a colorful show all season, is a favorite among gardeners.

Planting the best heirloom lupine seeds

  • 14 heirloom lupine varieties
  • Varieties for every blooming season
  • Easy to grow and maintain
  • A symbol for imagination, admiration, and overall happiness

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    Russell Lupine Seeds

    A blend of vibrant colors to liven up your perennial flower patch

    Russell Lupine Seeds

    A blend of vibrant colors to liven up your perennial flower patch
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    Wild Perennial Lupine Seeds

    Gorgeous, purple spires are worth the effort it takes to grow this wildflower from seed
    Out for Season

    Wild Perennial Lupine Seeds

    Gorgeous, purple spires are worth the effort it takes to grow this wildflower from seed
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    Out for Season
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    Texas Bluebonnet Seeds

    This prolific, hardy heirloom is the state flower of Texas

    Texas Bluebonnet Seeds

    This prolific, hardy heirloom is the state flower of Texas
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    Russell Lupine Seeds - Chatelaine

    Tall, rose-colored spires need very little attention to flourish

    Russell Lupine Seeds - Chatelaine

    Tall, rose-colored spires need very little attention to flourish
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    Russell Lupine Seeds - My Castle

    These scarlet red blooms look straight out of a storybook

    Russell Lupine Seeds - My Castle

    These scarlet red blooms look straight out of a storybook
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    Russell Lupine Seeds - Noble Maiden

    An award-winning lupine and our horticulturist's favorite

    Russell Lupine Seeds - Noble Maiden

    An award-winning lupine and our horticulturist's favorite
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    Russell Lupine Seeds - Minarette Dwarf

    A rainbow of perennial blooms fit for any space, large or small

    Russell Lupine Seeds - Minarette Dwarf

    A rainbow of perennial blooms fit for any space, large or small
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    Lupine Seeds - Hartwegii Mix

    The cutest pastel-colored bonnets come from the most compact plants

    Lupine Seeds - Hartwegii Mix

    The cutest pastel-colored bonnets come from the most compact plants
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    Russell Lupine Seeds - The Governor

    The quintessential blue lupine should be a priority for any pollinator garden

    Russell Lupine Seeds - The Governor

    The quintessential blue lupine should be a priority for any pollinator garden
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    Lupine Seeds - Avalune Mix

    Lightly scented, perfectly-petaled blooms flower in their first year

    Lupine Seeds - Avalune Mix

    Lightly scented, perfectly-petaled blooms flower in their first year
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    Arroyo Lupine Seeds

    This compact cultivar boasts deer-resistant, bold blue blooms

    Arroyo Lupine Seeds

    This compact cultivar boasts deer-resistant, bold blue blooms
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    Annual Lupine Seeds - Blue

    This easy-to-grow wildflower stands proud and lovely in the poorest of soils

    Annual Lupine Seeds - Blue

    This easy-to-grow wildflower stands proud and lovely in the poorest of soils
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    Annual Lupine Seeds - Golden Yellow

    A unique variant of lupine with buttery yellow blooms

    Annual Lupine Seeds - Golden Yellow

    A unique variant of lupine with buttery yellow blooms
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    Lupine Seeds (Dwarf) - Pixie

    This lovely, petite wildflower was bred for small spaces

    Lupine Seeds (Dwarf) - Pixie

    This lovely, petite wildflower was bred for small spaces
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Planting the best heirloom lupine seeds

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  • Varieties for every blooming season
  • Easy to grow and maintain
  • A symbol for imagination, admiration, and overall happiness

Choose from the best heirloom lupine seeds

Lupines are related to garden peas and sweet peas and belong to the legume family. Their tall, upright blooms come in gorgeous colors including purple, yellow, pink, and blue. While garden peas like sugar snaps and snow peas are wonderful to eat, heirloom lupines and sweet peas are poisonous if eaten! Enjoy your heirloom lupine blooms, but don't feed them to your children or pets.

Prepare heirloom lupine before planting

Because lupine seeds resemble beans, they should be soaked overnight before sowing. The seed coat softens as a result of this process, allowing heirloom lupine seeds to absorb more water in the soil. Heirloom lupines have a single strong taproot, so for the healthiest plants, loosen the soil to a depth of ten inches. Lupines may be direct-seeded or started indoors, but be careful not to disrupt the fragile taproot while transplanting.

When and how to plant heirloom lupine

Heirloom lupine seeds should be planted in the spring in colder areas and in the fall or spring in temperate ones. Push the seeds into the ground twice as deep as the length of the seed itself to direct sow lupine seeds. Cover your heirloom lupine seeds with dirt and water them thoroughly. Sow seeds one to two months before the latest frost date if beginning lupine seeds indoors. Heirloom lupine seeds should be sown in 72 or 50 cell trays so that seedlings do not need to be bumped up into a larger container before being transferred outside.

Caring for heirloom lupine

Lupines thrive in full sun, although in hotter climes, midday shade may be beneficial. Lupines have a taproot, so add sand to your planting area to help with drainage and aeration. Pinching is a technique for trimming back heirloom lupines when they reach approximately a foot tall by going through and cutting out the central stem. This promotes the plants to branch, resulting in a large number of stems where previously only one existed.

Heirloom lupine stems are spectacular in the vase, ranging in color from cream to yellow to magenta and blue. Cut the stems once two to three buds on the spire have opened to gather heirloom lupines for cut flowers. Make a clean cut around 12 inches down the stems and immerse them in water right away. Lupines may stay up to a week in a vase if picked at the proper time.

Lupine Flower Mixes

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the lovely options? Are you unsure which kind to plant in your area? Don't be alarmed! For those gardeners who want it all, Eden Brothers has created a lupine seed combination. "Loopy" Lupine Flower Seed Mix is a mix of five annual and two perennial lupine cultivars that bloom throughout the season. This combination includes some of our favorite Lupine kinds, including Wild Perennial Lupine, Arroyo Lupine, Russel Lupine, and a few more that will flourish in any environment.

For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting heirloom lupine seeds, see the Lupine Seeds Planting Guide.