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Lupine – Lupinus polyphyllus – WESTCOUNTRY™ ‘Blacksmith’

Garden Height
24 - 36
Spacing
24 - 24
Spread
24 - 24
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections
  • Bold Bi Color,
  • Upright Spikes,
  • Fast Growing

Features

  • Bold Bi Color,
  • Upright Spikes,
  • Fast Growing

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer, Rabbits

Maintenance Notes

Lupine prefer to be grown in well drained soil on a slightly acidic side. We recommend deadheading your Lupine for extended bloom time.

Needs Good Drainage

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Consistent

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-9
7-9" Pot : 9-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None needed

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Good air circulation and water drainage are important. Use a moisture retentive but well drained soil mix.