Collection: Lupine Seeds

This North American wildflower is known for its hardiness. Lupines thrive in hardiness zones 3 through 10. Eden Brothers has selected the best 16 cultivars for cut flower production from among 200 varieties.These offerings include both annual and perennial varieties in a rainbow of colors—there’s something to suit every gardener and climate! Gardeners love Eden Brothers’ signature “Loopy” Lupine Mix, which includes seven easy-to-grow lupines for a colorful display all season long.

Why you should plant lupines in your pollinator garden

  • 15 lovely lupine varieties
  • Easy to grow annual and perennial varieties
  • A North American wildflower, lupines provide habitat for native pollinators
  • Loopy Lupine Flower Seed Mix contains the seven best cultivars

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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
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    Wild Perennial Lupine Seeds

    Gorgeous, purple spires are worth the effort it takes to grow this wildflower from seed
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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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    Loopy - Lupine Flower Seed Mix

    A lupine in every color of the rainbow for every garden
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    Loopy - Lupine Flower Seed Mix

    A lupine in every color of the rainbow for every garden
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Why you should plant lupines in your pollinator garden

  • %count% lovely lupine varieties
  • Easy to grow annual and perennial varieties
  • A North American wildflower, lupines provide habitat for native pollinators
  • Loopy Lupine Flower Seed Mix contains the seven best cultivars

all about lupine seeds

A member of the legume family, lupines are cousins with garden peas and sweet peas. Legumes fix nitrogen in the soil, and while garden peas like sugar snaps and snow peas are delicious to eat, lupines and sweet peas are toxic when ingested! Enjoy your lupine flowers, but don’t let your kids or your pets take a bite.

Lupine seeds resemble beans, and it is recommended to soak the seeds overnight prior to planting. This process softens the seed coat, allowing lupine seeds to better absorb water in the soil. lupines have one strong taproot, so be sure to loosen the soil to a depth of ten inches for the healthiest plants. Lupines can be direct-seeded or started indoors, but take care with transplanting to not disturb the delicate taproot.

how and when to plant lupine seeds

Plant your lupines in spring in colder climates, and in fall or spring in temperate regions. To direct sow lupine seeds, push the seeds into the ground about twice as deep as the side of the seed itself. Cover with soil and water your lupine seeds thoroughly. If starting lupine seeds indoors, sow seeds one to two months before the last frost. Sow lupine seeds in 72 or 50 cell trays so that the seedlings won’t need to be bumped up into a bigger pot before they are ready to be transplanted outside.

Lupines do best in full sun, but may benefit from afternoon shade in hotter climates. Lupines grow from a taproot, so incorporate sand into your planting site to improve drainage and aeration. Lupines benefit from a technique called pinching—cut the plants back when they are about a foot tall by going through and cutting out the middle stem. This encourages the plants to branch, producing a multitude of stems where there would have been only one.

Ranging in color from cream and yellow to magenta and blue, lupine stems are striking in the vase. To harvest lupines for cut flowers, cut the stems after two to three buds on the spire have opened. Make a clean cut about 12 inches down and immediately put the stems in water. Harvested at the right time, lupines may last up to a week in the vase.

choosing your lupine aesthetic

A little stuck by all the beautiful options? Unsure what variety to grow in your region? No worries! Eden Brothers has curated a lupine seed mix for those gardeners who want it all! “Loopy” Lupine Flower Seed Mix contains a blend of five annual varieties and two perennial varieties for blooms all season long. This mix contains our favorite varieties like Wild Perennial Lupine, Arroyo Lupine, Russel Lupine, and a few other varieties that are guaranteed to thrive wherever they’re planted. For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting lupine seeds, see the Lupine Seeds Planting Guide.