Don't lupines need cool, damp summer weather? In NJ, where I failed to water regularly, I lost three or four batches of very healthy seedlings over several years. Or was my mistake giving them too much shade?
3G- your lupine is beautiful. I saw these in pictures from PE Island and loved them. I have planted more this year. So far they seem to be doing well. I am in Delaware. I have it in part shade/sun. The ground seems to stay moist where they are planted. I sure hope they do as well for me.