Lupine Russell Red Lupinus Polyphyllus Russell is a herbaceous perennial native to North America particularly its western regions. Lupine Russell Red seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors in spring or fall. Russell Lupine is a vigorous, fully hardy plant that spreads about 12 to 16 inches wide, creating a bushy mat of bright-green foliage beneath the striking, erect, 3 foot tall spikes of vivid red pea-like flowers. The tall, tower-like Lupine Russell blooms appear in late spring and summer attracting hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies and opening from the bottom up for an even longer bloom time.
Lupine Russell Red fills the summer garden with bright color and great vertical accent, and this Lupine is an outstanding perennial flower for the back of the border or for the sunny bed. It is recommended to soak Lupinus Polyphyllus seeds in warm water overnight for the best germination, and the established Russell Lupine is a source of vibrant, majestic red color. Lupine is a trouble-free, reliable garden performer that will bring many years of delight from a single sowing. Lupinus Polyphyllus prefers well-drained soil and thrive in areas with full sun to partial shade and makes a long-lasting cut flower.
Height: 48 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 3-9
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 14-35 Days