Gallery Mini Red Lupine Plant yields upright spikes of almost red, sweet-pea-like blossoms touched with white and maturing in varying shades, resulting in an outstanding exhibition of color. Blooming from the bottom up, the display of flower spikes is always stately, extending over a long period. They are also long-lived in your vases, so plant a lot. Lupins attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and it is a host plant for the Silvery blue butterfly and other blues. Deer and rabbits avoid it while browsing.
Common Names: lupin, lupinus
Companion Planting: Geranium, Roses, Salvia
Lupine Plant Care Instructions: Plants do best with consistently moist, well-drained soils. Adding 2-3 inches of mulch will help retain moisture and reduce watering times. Northern gardeners should plant them in full sun, while filtered sunlight or afternoon shade is best in warmer or Southern gardens. The individual spent blooms should be remove from the flowering stalk to keep it producing more flowers. Lupins can be cut back to the ground once the foliage starts yellowing at the end of the season.