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PlantFiles: Russell Lupin
Lupinus polyphyllus 'Minarette'

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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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive KittyWittyKat 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 pokerboy 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.

Regional...

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

Quincy, Illinois
Painesville, Ohio



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