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Lupine – Russell Blue/Purple


Growing in upright stalks of vivid blue, Russell Lupine makes a nice background for a planted flower arrangement.  The 3-foot-tall spikes, which contain the flowers, bloom from late spring to early summer.  This flower is native to eastern North America and enjoys full to partial sun with well-drained soils.  For the best results, plant Russell Lupine directly outdoors, rather than trying to transplant.

*Most perennials will not bloom the first year they are planted.  They establish a plant the first year and then bloom the second and every year after that.  Annuals will give you color the first year you plant them and then can reseed themselves if they like where they are growing.   This is why perennials tend to be more expensive.  It takes twice as long to get seed off of the plant than an annual when initially planting.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 70 – 87.5 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 35 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 25 square feet.

1/32 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 35 square feet.

1 Pound $60.00

Covers approximately 1,240 square feet.

Scientific Name

Lupinus polyphyllus

Product Type



Blue, Purple




Improved Variant



Germination Time

15-70 days

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Weeks to Bloom

8 to 9 weeks


7 to 9

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



Nectar, Pollen


Bats, Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds


Best if planted outdoors rather than trying to transplant.

Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

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