Lupinus polyphyllus In most lupine mixes the red shades are overshadowed by a preponderance of blues. The genetics of lupines are such that, as a patch crosses and self-sows, over time the blues will dominate. Now you can revitalize your patch with a new burst of red. Or, grown separately where they will not cross, you can maintain a solely red patch of these dense spikes with large flowers. Perennial, Zones 4-9. ~ 35 seeds/g. ③
5195 My Castle Red Russell Hybrid Lupine
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Perennial, Zones 4-9. Lupine fanatic George Russell of York, England, bred Russell Hybrids Choice Mix, introduced it in 1937 and won the coveted Gold Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society. Dense spikes with large flowers in full range of colors.
Culture: Likes a cool moist spot in full sun, preferring sandy soil with ample room for its roots to spread. Can be sown indoors in late winter, or outdoors in early spring or late fall. 3'. Seeds and seed pods are poisonous.~35 seeds/g.
All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.
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