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Russell Lupin
Lupinus polyphyllus 'Minarette'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lupinus (loo-PIE-nus) (Info)
Species: polyphyllus (pol-ee-FIL-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Minarette

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Red

Bright Yellow

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

This plant is fire-retardant

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Quincy, Illinois

Painesville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 14, 2013, KittyWittyKat from Saint Paul, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Soak seeds overnight before sowing. Planting depth 1/4 inch.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Cut back hard and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Trim off dead flowers to encourage rebloom.

Positive

On Jun 29, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Quite stately plants, these newly bred cultivar have a lot to offer. They are around 40 - 50cm shorter than the common Russell Lupin and come in a HUGE range of colours including bicolours. They are very vigorous and perfect for cottage gardens and borders. Kepp the moisture up though. Soil must be a humusy, moisture retentive but well draining soil. pokerboy.