Height: 14.0-16.0 Inches
Spread: 7.0-9.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) or Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Average Water Needs
Soil Quality: Average Soil Quality or Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) or Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Bloomtime: Early Summer
Attracts Wings: Attracts Butterflies or Attracts Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Medium
Garden Style: Eclectic, Prairie
Other Features: Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant
Origin: Native to North America
This new series of Lupine from HM Clause in France is touted as being more compact, more floriferous, and earlier blooming than the Gallery Series. In height, these are shorter than the popular Popsicle Series. Although Lupines are typically short-lived plants, they really come into their own on warm, sunny days and cool nights when planted in mass.
Lupines really come into their own during warm, sunny days and cool nights and look especially lovely when grown in masses with similar varieties. A memorable sight for any garden lover, these beautiful plants grow into well-established clumps, with several stems rising up out of a single base. A bouquet of Lupines has no equal!
Grow Lupines in full sun or light shade. They require rich organic soil with slight acidity and good drainage. They thrive in cool climates, and find it difficult to survive in areas with extremely hot summers. Applying mulch around the root zone will help to keep the roots cool and will protect them over the winter. Deadheading spent flowers will prolong the bloom time, as well as rejuvenate the plants in cool areas. These plants tend to attract aphids, but this can be avoided by cutting them back periodically, or spraying for the pests before they become a problem.