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Annual Lupine Seeds - Blue Lupinus augustifolius

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  • Annual; Unique, lovely blue color
  • Easy to grow; Extremely tolerant and adaptable
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Lupine Seeds - Annual Blue Lupine

Perhaps the most familiar of the many various Lupinus cultivars, Annual Blue Lupine grows quickly and easy. It is extremely tolerant and adaptable--it grows just about anywhere!! Popular for roadside beautification projects, this annual wildflower is also favored by home gardeners.

*Seed scarification advised for lupine seeds (Nicking or scaring seeds with hard seed coatings before planting helps the seeds absorb water. After scarification soak seeds in water overnight before planting. This will jump-start germination and get your garden growing faster.)

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Annual Lupine Seeds - Blue
    Botanical Name:Lupinus augustifolius
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Tall wildflower with abundant stacks of blue blossoms
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Color:Blue
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Plant Height:Up to 20 inches
    Plant Spacing:12-14 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Blue Lupine

    When to Plant Lupine Seeds

    Direct sow in early Spring, as soon as the soil is able to be worked. You can also start Lupine seeds indoors, 4-8 weeks before the final frost of the Spring. In temperate climates, Lupine seeds can also be sown in the Fall, after the first killing frost.

    Where to Plant Lupine Seeds

    Choose a space with Full Sun conditions, or some light shade. Lupines do best in moist, well-draining, somewhat sandy and well-worked soil.

    How to Plant Lupine Seeds

    Soak the seeds overnight in lukewarm water, or you can use sandpaper to rough up the exterior coating of the seed. This will help make it easier for your seeds to germinate and give you a stronger success rate. Direct sow your seeds onto the surface of the sil and compress, but do not cover, as Lupines need sunlight to germinate. Sprouts will appear in about 10-15 days.

    How to Care for Lupine

    Deadhead spent blooms to encourage additional flowering through the season. Taller varieties of Lupine may need staking as well. Don't cut down dead spikes in the Spring/summer, and instead wait until the fall. Likewise, seed pods can be harvested and saved for future plantings. For perennial Lupine, mulching in the winter can be beneficial for the roots. As Spring approaches, the mulching can be removed.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Planting Video

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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