Sun or part sun
Well-drained, slightly acidic
30 to 40 inches
Mixed borders, cutting, mass plantings
Enjoys a cool but sunny location. Lupines tend to be short lived but may self sow. Division not recommended.
Russell lupines provide some of the grandest flowers of the season. The blossoms come in shades of blue. white. yellow. red. and pink and are tightly set on spikes that range from 2 to 4 feet high. They do well planted against a wall or fence that will provide support against winds. Staking is helpful in more open areas.